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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42061
Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:14-JUL-1982
Time:20:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Hell's Canyon Navigation Compa
Registration: N8230U
C/n / msn: 17252130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Oxbow, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Near Imnaha, OR
Destination airport:Fort Fairfield , ME
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING THE FINAL APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO DESCEND TO APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET ABOVE THE RIVER AND THEN EXECUTE A PULLUP AND BEGIN A LEFT TURN TO EITHER REENTER A LEFT DOWNWIND OR REVERSE THE DIRECTION OF LANDING. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL, THE LEFT WING DROPPED, THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AT THE RIVER'S EDGE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT WAS APPROXIMATELY 236 POUNDS OVER MAXIMUM GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE COULD BE DETERMINED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04156


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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