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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42063
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Date:31-DEC-1993
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172D
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2813U
C/n / msn: 17250413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bandon, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hayward, CA (HWD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ON A DARK NIGHT, THE PILOT, WHO HAD ONLY LOGGED 4.3 HOURS OF NIGHT TIME IN THE LAST 19 YEARS, WAS FLYING AT A VERY LOW LEVEL IN STRONG, GUSTY WINDS. HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE, AND IMPACTED TREE TOPS ABOUT TWO MILES FROM THE DESTINATION AIRPORT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE. FACTORS INCLUDE STRONG, GUST WINDS, A DARK NIGHT, AND THE PILOT'S LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN NIGHTTIME OPERATIONS.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13919


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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