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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42125
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:12-SEP-1992
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9577A
C/n / msn: 19397
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lopez, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Port Townsend, WA (0S9)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AT THE TIME THE CESSNA 170 ARRIVED OVER THE DESTINATION AIRPORT, THE WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE STRONG, GUSTY, AND MULTIDIRECTIONAL. A NUMBER OF WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE OVERHEAD, FOLLOWED SHORTLY THEREAFTER BY THE SOUND OF THE IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND TO HAVE IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE, WITH IMPACT AND CRUSH ANGLES SHOWING THE AIRFRAME HAD A ROTATIONAL MOMENT TO THE LEFT AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT STALL/SPIN. FACTORS INCLUDE GUSTY, UNFAVORABLE, HIGH VELOCITY WINDS, AND TURBULENCE.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15769


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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