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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4266
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:19-MAR-1968
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G18S
Owner/operator:D. L. Peterson Trust
Registration: N172S
C/n / msn: BA-541
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Weston, VT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While cruising under VFR mode in foggy conditions, the crew failed to realize that their altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain shrouded in clouds and located in the region of Weston. The aircraft was destroyed and all seven occupants have been killed.

- Probable Cause:
The crew continued under VFR mode in adverse weather conditions and became lost and disoriented. The crew attempted an IFR flight with know defective directional gyro.

Sources:

https://www.baaa-acro.com/sites/default/files/2018-05/N172S.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
17-Mar-2020 23:59 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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