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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41983
Last updated: 25 July 2019
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Date:17-JUL-1982
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:Avx Corporation
Registration: N72655
C/n / msn: 17267230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wenatchee, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Wenatchee, WA
Destination airport:Seattle, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
REPORTEDLY, THE PILOT, A GEOLOGIST, WAS ON A FLIGHT TO CHECK ROCK FORMATIONS. PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE PLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING UP A CANYON AT LOW ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED. ABOUT 3/4 MILE FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE, TWO WITNESSES ON A ROCKY CLIFF AT ABOUT 3500 FT MSL SAW THE PLANE PASS BELOW THEIR ELEVATION, JUST ABOVE THE TREE TOPS. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON A 35 DEG RISING SLOPE BETWEEN 2 PARKING LOTS AT A SKI LODGE. THE ELEVATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS ABOUT 4500 FT MSL. AN INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE AND AIRFRAME REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04178


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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