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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42119
Last updated: 8 May 2020
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Date:05-MAR-1989
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2766C
C/n / msn: 26310
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Casa Grande, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arizona, AZ
Destination airport:Arizona, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A PRIVATE PILOT FLYING IN HIS OWN EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY ACROBATIC BIPLANE, N64WD, PLANNED TO FLY IN FORMATION WITH A COMMERCIAL PILOT FLYING IN HIS OWN NORMAL CATEGORY AIRPLANE, N2766C. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE RADIO EQUIPPED. WHILE THE CESSNA WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT, N64WD OVERTOOK THE CESSNA FROM ITS REAR, MANEUVERED INVERTED, AND COLLIDED WITH THE CESSNA. CAUSE: PERFORMANCE OF AN AEROBATIC MANEUVER BY THE PILOT OF THE OTHER AIRCRAFT, WHILE FLYING IN FORMATION, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER CLEARANCE.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X27908

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/122094855/


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]
12-May-2018 07:22 piperonslaught Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-May-2018 07:22 harro Updated [Narrative]

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