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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45148
Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H
Registration: N1606F
C/n / msn: 55001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Isle, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Isle, MN (MY72)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain during initial climb from a grass airstrip. The pilot attempted to depart with full fuel and three passengers on a local flight. A passenger aboard the airplane stated that the airplane banked to the right and then descended into the trees during the climb. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident with an approximate density altitude of 2,339 feet mean sea level and 50 percent humidity. Damage to the airplane was consistent with a nose-down, low-speed impact. Examination of the wreckage revealed no anomalies with the flight control system and engine. The airplane was not equipped with shoulder harnesses, and the seat belts possessed stitching, which was not consistent with a manufactured product. The right rear passenger seat belt stitching separated at the lower attach point.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in a stall. The trees, high density altitude, and the soft field were additional factors.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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