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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66134
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Date:03-JUL-2009
Time:13:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8138B
C/n / msn: 29938
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Latimer, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hampton, IA (KHPT)
Destination airport:Hampton, IA (KHPT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness observed the airplane flying at a low altitude when it suddenly descended nose first into terrain. The postaccident examination revealed that the airplane collided with a 70-foot high power line that crossed over the road. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures were found that would have prevented normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power line while flying at a low altitude.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090706X11335&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2009 20:24 slowkid Added
04-Jul-2009 00:15 slowkid Updated
04-Jul-2009 03:20 slowkid Updated
07-Jul-2009 00:08 slowkid Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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