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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42090
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:08-SEP-1985
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6236E
C/n / msn: 46336
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sweetwater, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Springfield, IL (SPI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING AT LOW ALT PARALLEL TO A HIWAY BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A TREE BEFORE IMPACTING THE GROUND. THE PLTS WIFE SAID THAT THE PLT HAD BEEN UNDER EXTREME STRESS FOR A FEW MONTHS AND HAD NOT BEEN TO BED FOR 2 DAYS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT. SHE ALSO SAID THAT HE MAY HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP BEFORE THE CRASH AS HE WAS KNOWN TO FALL ASLEEP SUDDENLY WHEN HE HAD BEEN WITHOUT SLEEP FOR SEVERAL DAYS. NO ACFT MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND. TOXICOLOGY REPORTS ON THE PLT INDICATED THAT EVIDENCE OF COCAINE WAS FOUND IN THE URINE AND VALIUM WAS FOUND IN THE BLOOD. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37736


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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