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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42978
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Date:06-SEP-1992
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2620V
C/n / msn: 18130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lacey, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:0
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT OF THE STARDUSTER TOO, N4316, DEPARTED RWY 25 AT THE UNCONTROLLED airport CLOSELY BEHIND THE CE-170, N2620V. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE PROCEEDED STRAIGHT OUT IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION, AND THEN REAPPEARED ABOUT 1 MIN LATER TRAVELING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HE EXECUTED A LOW LEVEL PASS OVER RWY 7 AT ABOUT 30-40 FT AGL AT AN AIRSPEED ESTIMATED BY TO BE GREATER THAN 150 MPH. HE THEN EXECUTED A RAPID PULL UP AT THE EAST END OF THE RUNWAY. ABOUT THE SAME TIME THAT THE STARDUSTER PILOT WAS BEGINNING HIS LOW PASS, THE CE-170, WHICH HAD ENTERED A LEFT CLOSED PATTERN AFTER TAKEOFF, WAS BEGINNING A CONTINUOUS 180 DEG LEFT HAND DESCENDING TURN TO THE APPROACH END OF RWY 25. APPROXIMATELY 1-2 SEC AFTER THE CESSNA ROLLED OUT ON FINAL, IT AND THE STARDUSTER, WHICH HAD JUST INITIATED ITS RAPID PULL UP, COLLIDED AT ABOUT 75-100 FT AGL. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF RADIO TRANSMISSIONS FROM EITHER AIRCRAFT ON ANY FREQUENCY. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF BOTH PILOTS TO SEE AND AVOID EACH OTHER.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15768_


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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