ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 6549
Last updated: 17 March 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:20-JUL-1979
Time:19:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Superstition Air Service
Registration: N6250D
C/n / msn: 17272665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Mesa, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:FFZ
Destination airport:FFZ
Narrative:
The aircraft was flying low over the Verde River in a canyon when it struck and became entangled in electrical cables. The aircraft continued on, still wrapped in cables, before crashing during a forced landing attempt. One passenger was fatally injured; the pilot and another two passengers survived with injuries.

Sources:

NTSB

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=34453&key=0

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=N6250D

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/119931071/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
07-Apr-2019 18:38 PiperOnslaught Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description