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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197339
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Time:ca 09:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Arrow Aviation
Registration: N1727V
C/n / msn: 17263727
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:New Milford-Candlelight Farms Airport, CT (11N) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Danbury Municipal Airport, CT
Destination airport:New Milford-Candlelight Farms Airport, CT (11N)
The plane crashed at the end of the runway under unknown circumstances. The pilot died.

Preliminary report NTSB :

On August 11, 2017, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N1727V, collided with terrain at Candlelight Farms Airport (11N), New Milford, Connecticut. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight instructor was fatally injured. The student pilot and one passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Arrow Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local, instructional flight. The flight originated at Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR), Danbury, Connecticut about 0835.

The passenger, who was seated in the aft seat, walked to a nearby residence after the accident to seek assistance. There were no eyewitnesses. A local resident heard the airplane's engine prior to the accident; however, he did not see the airplane in flight.

The accident site was located on an open field, about 1,000 feet northwest of the airport boundary. The wreckage was found in an upright, nose low attitude. All structure and components of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. The nose landing gear separated during the impact sequence. There was no fire. The airplane was equipped with a fuel tank in each wing, and both tanks contained fuel.

The student pilot, seated in the left cockpit seat, did not possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) student pilot certificate or a FAA medical certificate. She was enrolled as a student at Arrow Aviation. According to her pilot logbook, she had logged about 15 hours total flight time.

The instructor pilot, seated in the right cockpit seat, held flight instructor and commercial pilot certificates with airplane single engine land, airplane multiengine land, and instrument airplane ratings. His most recent FAA second class medical certificate was issued on May 21, 2016. He did not report any flight time on his most recent medical certificate application; however, he reported 3,900 hours total time to the FAA in October 2012. His pilot logbooks have not been located.

The single-engine, high-wing, four-seat airplane was manufactured in 1975 and incorporated fixed, tricycle landing gear. It was equipped with a Lycoming O-320-E2D reciprocating engine rated at 160 horsepower. The airplane was equipped with electrically-operated wing flaps and a stall warning system. The cockpit featured dual flight controls.

Preliminary report NTSB :


Revision history:

11-Aug-2017 17:25 gerard57 Added
11-Aug-2017 17:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
11-Aug-2017 17:31 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Embed code]
11-Aug-2017 17:34 harro Updated [Nature, Embed code, Photo, ]
04-Sep-2017 16:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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