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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41753
Last updated: 7 December 2020
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Date:01-SEP-1997
Time:16:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182C
Owner/operator:Blue Skies Skydiving Adventures of Dupont
Registration: N9015T
C/n / msn: 52915
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bremerton National Airport, Bremerton, WA (PWT/KPWT) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Bremerton National Airport, Bremerton, WA (PWT/KPWT)
Destination airport:Bremerton National Airport, Bremerton, WA (PWT/KPWT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses reported that immediately after the airplane took off, it went into a left turn, and that its nose then dropped and it impacted the ground at a steep angle. No evidence of pre-impact conditions interfering with normal operation was found during on-site examination or in follow-up examinations of the airplane's engine, propeller, and carburetor. A gross weight computation based on airplane empty weight, reported fuel loading, and occupant and parachute weight estimates indicated that the airplane was approximately 38 pounds over maximum gross weight at the time of the accident.

CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed in a climbing turn at low altitude, resulting in a stall and impact with terrain. A factor was the pilot exceeding the aircraft's maximum takeoff gross weight limitation.

Sources:

1. NTSB IDENTIFICATION SEA97FA201: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08921
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=9015T


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
05-Feb-2016 13:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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