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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175467
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH70 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith CH701
Owner/operator:Zenith AFTV LLC
Registration: N701VZ
C/n / msn: 7-6687
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fairfield, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cedar Valley, UT (UT99)
Destination airport:Delle, UT
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated he thought he smelled smoke in the cockpit while en route to his destination. During a precautionary landing on a dirt road, the pilot stated he encountered a "dust devil" as the airplane touched down, and the airplane veered into a ditch. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage. Winds in the area were reported light and variable. The pilot holds a repairman certificate for the airplane; he reported a post-accident examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have resulted in abnormal operation of the airplane. He did not find anything related to the smell of the smoke.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during a precautionary off airport landing.


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Revision history:

17-Apr-2015 00:28 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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