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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45396
Last updated: 10 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182S
Owner/operator:Lex Transportation, Llc
Registration: N100TY
C/n / msn: 18280835
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:BROWNVILLE JCT, ME -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Caribou, ME (CAR)
Destination airport:Norridgewock, ME (OWK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot departed on a cross country flight at night, into an area of mountainous terrain. Prior to departure, the pilot's student, who remained behind, expressed his concern about the marginal weather conditions, and told the pilot to watch out for a 5,268-foot mountain located along the route of flight. The student pilot was also concerned because he knew the pilot liked to fly at lower altitudes, between 2,000 and 3,000 feet. Approximately 40 minutes after departure, the airplane collided with a 2,630-foot mountain at the 2,575-foot level. Weather, reported at an airport about 20 nautical miles to the northeast of the accident site, included a scattered cloud layer at 3,200 feet and an overcast cloud layer at 4,300 feet.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient altitude while flying in mountainous terrain at night. A factor was the night lighting conditions.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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