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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42047
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Date:16-JUN-1985
Time:19:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H
Owner/operator:Mountain Scenic Aero
Registration: N3714R
C/n / msn: 172-55514
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hendersonville , NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 100 TO 125 FT AGL. HE MADE A RGT TURN BACK TOWARD THE airport TO LAND. HOWEVER, THE ACFT STALLED, THEN IMPACTED IN A PARKING LOT NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE WAS VERIFIED DURING THE INVESTIGATION. ALTHOUGH THE PLT & WITNESSES REPORTED A POWER LOSS, TORSIONAL DAMAGE TO THE PROP WAS NOTED & PROP STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND AT THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT. THE CARBURETOR HAD SEPARATED FROM THE ENG DURING IMPACT & WAS FOUND OUTSIDE THE FIRE AREA, BUT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE FIRE TO RESULT IN BURN DAMAGE TO THE AIR FILTER. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF FIRE IN THE CARBURETORTHROAT INDICATING PSBL PREIMPACT DAMAGE. HOWEVER, THERE WERE VENT HOLES IN THE FLOAT CHAMBER WHERE RESIDUAL FUEL COULD HAVE ESCAPED & FED A POST CRASH FIRE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36656


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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