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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41722
Last updated: 16 November 2020
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Date:25-JUL-1998
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N58870
C/n / msn: 18262359
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jal, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:El Paso, TX (ELP)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness said the airplane began a left turn but before the turn was completed, 'it went flat down on its belly. . .like a pancake.' The witness said the airplane then burst into flames. The computed density altitude was 5,538 feet msl. It was estimated the airplane was slightly overweight at the time of the accident, but the center of gravity was within limits. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed. Contributing factors were high density altitude and excessive airplane weight.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10560


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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