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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58899
Last updated: 11 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Golden Wings Flying Club
Registration: N726RJ
C/n / msn: 17272431
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 miles east of San Clemente Island, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a local flight, radar data identified for the accident airplane indicated that approximately 1 hour into the flight, the airplane climbed above 12,500 feet. About 15 minutes later it climbed above 14,000 feet, and stayed above 14,000 for 42 minutes. At this point, the target was descending, and began turning to the right (west). It lost 13,000 feet in the last minute. Boaters reported seeing the airplane going nose low into the ocean. They maneuvered their boats to the site, and observed debris and an oil slick. The Coast Guard recovered several pieces of debris including a seat, which fell within the serial number range of the accident airplane. The remainder of the wreckage and the pilot were not recovered.
Probable Cause: A loss of aircraft control for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

08-Mar-2009 08:18 Digitalis Added
09-Mar-2009 11:55 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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