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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42033
Last updated: 10 November 2019
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Date:15-NOV-1994
Time:07:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7178G
C/n / msn: 17258878
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Springerville, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A LOCAL VISUAL FLIGHT RULES ELK/DEER SCOUTING FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH A STOL KIT, WHICH ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT TO BE FLOWN AT A SLOWER AIRSPEED. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE WHILE IN A RIGHT TURN SPIN. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREEXISTING AIRFRAME OR ENGINE MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain the proper airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin. The pilot's diverted attention and overconfidence in the aircraft's ability to fly slow were factors in this accident.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02612


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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