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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42083
Last updated: 9 July 2020
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Date:24-APR-1998
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172I
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8364L
C/n / msn: 17256564
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ramona, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:El Cajon, CA (SEE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses reported that the aircraft was on a stabilized final approach approximately 300 feet agl when it abruptly and without warning performed a wings level pitchover and dove vertically to the ground. All witnesses agreed that the aircraft did not stall and that it was not in a slip maneuver prior to the pitchover. A witness who was closest to the scene was emphatic that he observed the elevator control deflected nose down as the aircraft pitched over and that the elevator remained in that position until impact. The investigation did not reveal any evidence of a preimpact mechanical failure of the aircraft. CAUSE: The loss of control of the aircraft on final approach for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X09884


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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