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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75109
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Owner/operator:Ernie Dale Willis
Registration: N4273V
C/n / msn: 18631
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Taylor County Airport (KAAS), Campbellsville, Kentucky -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Campbellsville, KY (AAS)
Destination airport:Campbellsville, KY (AAS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The passenger of the tailwheel-equipped airplane, a student pilot, stated that it was "coming in a little hot" for landing. It touched down "on the mains," bounced, touched down again on the left main, then "bounced to the right." After the bounce to the right, the pilot added power, and the airplane "gradually" veered into the weeds next to the runway, encountering vegetation and a ditch. Photographs provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector on scene revealed that the airplane came to rest inverted. The passenger sustained serious injuries. The pilot, at the time of this report, was in critical condition and unable to communicate with investigators.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control during an aborted landing.




photo: NTSB

Revision history:

13-Jun-2010 01:12 slowkid Added
02-Sep-2010 14:03 harro Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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