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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42112
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Date:15-SEP-1991
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4693C
C/n / msn: 25637
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Curtis, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE CESSNA 170B COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN WHILE MANEUVERING DURING A LOW PASS OVER THE AIRSTRIP. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE PILOT APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING A ROLL WHEN THE NOSE DROPPED WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS INVERTED. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NOSE-LOW ATTITUDE. TOXICOLOGICAL SAMPLES REVEALED THAT THE PILOT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS .08 GRAMS PER 100 MILLILITER. CAUSE: A MISJUDGED MANEUVER DUE TO PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT BY ALCOHOL. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X18198


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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