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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42124
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Date:07-AUG-1991
Time:17:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9582A
C/n / msn: 19143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Heath, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rockwall, TX (F26)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A PRIVATE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE ON A LOCAL LOW LEVEL FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING SOUTHBOUND, PARALLEL TO HIGH TENSION POWER LINES, AT AN ALTITUDE ESTIMATED TO BE 200 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS THEN SEEN TURNING EASTBOUND TOWARDS THE POWERLINES. AS THE AIRCRAFT APPROACHED THE WIRES, THE NOSE WAS ABRUPTLY PULLED UP AND THE AIRPLANE ROLLED TO THE LEFT AND THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND WITH THE WINGS LEVEL IN AN ALMOST VERTICAL ATTITUDE. A POST-IMPACT FIRE ENGULFED THE AIRPLANE WITHIN SECONDS AFTER IMPACT. THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT ON THE PILOT REVEALED A LEVEL OF 0.10% ETHANOL IN THE BLOOD, 0.09% IN THE VITREOUS FLUID, 0.14% IN THE URINE, 0.07% IN THE BILE, AND 0.05 MG/L DIPHENHYDRAMINE (BENADRYL) IN HIS SYSTEM. CAUSE: THE INADVERTENT STALL FOLLOWING AN ABRUPT PULL UP WHILE MANEUVERING AT LOW ALTITUDE, AND THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT DUE TO TO ALCOHOL AND DRUG CONSUMPTION.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X17857


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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