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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43314
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Date:03-NOV-1997
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182R
Owner/operator:Civil Air Patrol
Registration: N2043E
C/n / msn: 18268184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Markleeville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Carson City, NV (O04)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted mountainous terrain while on a Civil Air Patrol search mission. The surviving passenger stated that the pilot-in-command allowed the front seat observer, who was a pilot, to fly the aircraft while the pilot-in-command scanned terrain to the left of the flight path. The observer/pilot allowed the aircraft to get too low and too slow for the altitude and terrain conditions, and the pilot-in-command was unable to takeover in time to prevent impact with a pine tree which caused the aircraft to nose down into the ground. CAUSE: the pilot-passenger's failure to maintain sufficient altitude and airspeed to avoid collision with terrain, and the pilot-in-command's diverted attention and failure to recognize a deteriorating situation in time to effect a safe recovery.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X09197


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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