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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42067
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Date:02-APR-1985
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6923X
C/n / msn: 17247823
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Smith, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wellington, NV (3Q4)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PLT MADE MULTIPLE PASSES OVER HIS RESIDENCE AT LOW ALT. THE WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT IN VARIOUS MANEUVERS AT LOW ALT. ONE MANEUVER WAS DESCRIBED AS A PULL-UP FROM ABOUT 100 FT TO APRX 600 FT, WHERE THE ACFT WENT INTO A WINGOVER OR HAMMERHEAD STALL. SUBSEQUENTLY, WHILE MANEUVERING, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN, SLIGHTLY LEFT BANK ATTITUDE WHILE ON A HEADING OF 125 DEGS. INITIAL GROUND IMPACT WAS APRX 94 FT EAST OF A SET OF POWER LINES. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36312


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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