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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42979
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Date:04-AUG-1995
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2566V
C/n / msn: 18071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Coldfoot, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:AK (CXF)
Destination airport:Happy Valley, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT AND A PASSENGER WERE FLYING NORTHBOUND THROUGH A REMOTE MOUNTAIN PASS TOWARD RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN. THEY WERE FOLLOWING A ROADWAY THAT PARALLELED THE TRANS-ALASKAN PIPELINE. BEFORE DEPARTING ON THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS ADVISED BY A STATE TROOPER AND A LOCAL RESIDENT THAT FLIGHT THROUGH THE PASS WAS NOT ADVISED. THEY SUGGESTED AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE OVER THE MOUNTAIN RANGE. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. THE WRECKAGE WAS OBSERVED BURNING ADJACENT TO THE ROADWAY ABOUT 4,500 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL. WEATHER CONDITIONS AT THE PASS WERE REPORTED AS ABOUT 1,000 FEET OVERCAST, 15 TO 20 KNOTS OF WIND FROM THE NORTH, WITH ISOLATED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE DISTANCE AND/OR ALTITUDE FROM TERRAIN. RISING MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AND DOWNDRAFTS ASSOCIATED WITH UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS WERE FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X04114


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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