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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182931
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk
Registration: N914CP
MSN: 172S8334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Downtown Anchorage, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses reported seeing the airplane flying in an easterly direction at a very low altitude before striking the northwest corner of an office building. The airplane's wreckage continued traveling east while descending into an adjacent office building and subsequently struck an electrical transformer. A postcrash fire consumed the airplane wreckage. The private pilot intentionally flew the airplane into the side of the building, and he was killed. The flight was not authorized and the event was an intentional act, so the Federal Bureau of Investigation assumed jurisdiction and control of the investigation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's intentional flight into a building.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

29-Dec-2015 17:06 gerard57 Added
29-Dec-2015 17:31 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2015 20:04 gerard57 Updated [Operator]
30-Dec-2015 00:03 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2015 00:19 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Source]
30-Dec-2015 10:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
30-Dec-2015 11:39 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2015 13:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
02-Jan-2016 15:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2016 18:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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