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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43306
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182RG
Registration: N3674C
C/n / msn: R18200305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Princeton, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:2M0
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot conducted a preflight inspection, then he, and three passengers boarded the airplane for a local flight. The airplane was configured with 20 degrees flaps, and began its takeoff roll from the end of the runway. According to a survivor, the takeoff took 'three quarter or better' of the 3,000-foot runway, although the engine 'sounded wide open,' and never sputtered or backfired. After takeoff, it appeared to the survivor that the airplane was going to 'just miss' a line of trees. However, its landing gear hit the tops of a tree, about 80 to 100 feet above the runway surface, and 900 feet from the runway's departure end. The airplane then hit the tops of another tree about 130 feet beyond the first tree, crossed some power lines, stalled, and spun to the ground. There was no evidence of pre-accident airframe or engine malfunction. The airport did not have refueling services. Exact takeoff weight could not be determined; however, at maximum gross weight, performance data indicated that the takeoff roll would have been 1,065 feet, and the total distance to clear a 50-foot obstacle would have been 2,060 feet. Winds during the takeoff were from abeam, about 6 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to clear trees, for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 19:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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