Accident Cessna 172 Skyhawk N7106T,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45849
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Date:Saturday 16 June 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N7106T
MSN: 46706
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:2364 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Newfane, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Newfane, VT (VT43)
Destination airport:Londonderry, VT (3N3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Witnesses reported that the airplane departed runway 15, made a 180 degree turn, then impacted the terrain. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. Toxicological testing performed on the pilot revealed Hydrocodone and Chlorpheniramine present in the blood. Hydrocodone was a narcotic painkiller used for the control of moderate to severe pain. The levels of Hydrocodone detected were approximately 5 times higher than the level expected from a recent single dose of the medication. Hydrocodone was addictive, and known to have adverse effects on performance at therapeutic levels. Additionally, Chlorpheniramine was an antihistamine used to treat a variety of allergic reactions, but also know to have adverse effects on performance.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during takeoff. A factor was the pilot's impairment due to a narcotic painkiller and antihistamine.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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