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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42053
Last updated: 15 February 2019
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Date:08-OCT-1982
Time:14:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172G
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3957L
C/n / msn: 17254126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Boones Mill, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Myrtle Beach, SC
Destination airport:Liverpool, OH
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO APPROACH ROANOKE IN WEATHER THAT OBSCURED THE MOUNTAIN TOPS. HE CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN SLOPE AT THE 2900 FOOT LEVEL. HE HAD CONTACTED ROANOKE RADIO BUT RADAR CONTACT HAD NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED. DURING HIS WEATHER BRIEFING VFR FLIGHT HAD NOT BEEN RECOMMENDED. TWO WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY HEARD THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLE OVERHEAD BEFORE IT CRASHED, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO SEE THE PLANE DUE TO HEAVY FOG. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04314


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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