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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42003
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:19-AUG-1985
Time:13:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N22198
C/n / msn: 17264057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:St. Thomas, VI -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:St. Thomas, VI (STT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES STATED THE ACFT WAS FLYING SLOW AT APRX 200 FT ALT PHOTOGRAPHING A GROUP OF SAIL BOATS. AS THE PLT ENTERED A LEFT TURN TO REVERSE COURSE, IT STALLED AND NOSED DOWN STRIKING THE WATER IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT WAS APRX 35 LBS OVER THE MAX ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT FOR THE ACFT AND CENTER OF GRAVITY LIMIT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37558


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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