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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43876
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Registration: N7109G
C/n / msn: 17258809
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bessemer , AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hornersville, MO (37M)
Destination airport:Troy, AL (TOI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Radar tracking showed the airplane heading in a southerly direction at an altitude of 1,100 feet mean sea level (msl), transmitting on a visual flight rules transponder code of 1200. The airplane impacted heavily wooded terrain at a 45-degree nose-down angle. The elevation was 644 feet msl. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot did not file a flight plan and was not instrument rated. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure.
Probable Cause: The non-instrument-rated pilot's continued visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
15-Apr-2016 19:37 beaverspotter Updated [Cn, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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