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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70163
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2758D
C/n / msn: 25300
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In a pasture near the Chatham-Durham county line , NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Apex, NC (NC81)
Destination airport:Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Shortly after departure the airplane’s engine began to run rough. The pilot attempted unsuccessfully to troubleshoot the problem before initiating a return to the departure airport. During the return, the pilot noticed smoke coming from the right side of the engine that got progressively worse before the engine lost total power. After realizing that he would not be able to make it to the airport, the pilot performed a forced landing in a pasture where the airplane was completely consumed by the postcrash fire with the exception of the tail section. The extensive fire damage to the engine and forward part of the airframe precluded determination of the fire’s ignition source.
Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power in flight and a fire in the engine compartment for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

25-Nov-2009 11:38 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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