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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43818
Last updated: 6 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206G
Registration: N2874B
C/n / msn: U20603647
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Welaka, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Welaka, FL (3FL0)
Destination airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot and his pilot-rated passenger were taking off from a private airpark under visual flight rules in fog and haze. A witness observed the airplane after takeoff flying "too low," then striking a 130-foot utility pole and wires located about 0.6 nautical miles southwest of the airpark. The witness also stated, "There was no failed engine, no putter, no sputter." Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure. Both pilots flew together frequently and were familiar with the airpark.
Probable Cause: The pilot's continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions and his failure to maintain clearance from utility poles. Contributing to the accident were the fog and haze.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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