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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42009
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Date:01-MAR-1986
Time:16:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:107Th Flying Club
Registration: N48003
C/n / msn: 17263886
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Drayton Plaines, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER A HOME BUILT DRAGON FLY GND LOOPED, OTHER ACFT IN THE VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN WERE SENT AROUND, INCLUDING A CESSNA 152(C-152), N93604, FLOWN BY A STUDENT PLT. SHORTLY AFTER THE DRAGON FLY WAS CLRD FM THE RWY, CESSNA 172 (C-172), N48003, ENTERED THE PATTERN, MAKING A TOTAL OF 6 ACFT IN THE PATTERN & 1 ACFT (PLT) WAITING TO DEPART. THE C-172 HAD ENTERED THEPATTERN AHEAD OF THE C-152. THE TWR CONTROLLER (CTLR) TOLD THE STUDENT (C-152) HE WAS #3 IN THE PATTERN 'FOLLOWING A CESSNA ON BASE.' THE STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGED. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE #1 ACFT IN THE PATTERN LANDED & THE PLT WAITING TO DEPART WAS CLEARED TO TAKEOFF. AS THE C-172 & C-152 CONTD IN THE PATTERN, THE CTLR ASKED THE STUDENT (C-152) IF HE WAS STILL FOLLOWING THE CESSNA AHEAD; THE STUDENT REPLIED 'THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE.' HOWEVER, ON FINAL APCH, THE 2 ACFT CONVERGED & COLLIDED, THEN FELL TO THE GND. THE CTLR, WHO WAS BUSY, DID NOT SEE THE ACDNT. THE PLT-IN-COMMAND OF THE C-172 WAS FATALLY INJURED; THE 2ND PLT (COPLT) IN THE C-172 & THE C-152 PLT WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32998


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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