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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42031
Last updated: 11 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Registration: N79588
C/n / msn: 17258199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boxborough, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:(6B6)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After departure, a witness observed the Cessna 172 at a low altitude with the nose bobbing up and down. Another witness saw the airplane in a left turn and heard a power reduction. The airplane then dove into a wooded area. A post-crash fire consumed the cockpit and wings. The investigation found no evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction with the engine or airframe. Witnesses reported frost on the wings of airplanes in the area at the time of the accident. Examination of the outside tie down where the airplane had been secured revealed no evidence that the tops of the wings had been examined or de-iced. CAUSE: The failure of the pilot to remove the frost on the wings before departure, which resulted in a stall



Revision history:

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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