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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37168
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Date:13-AUG-1989
Time:21:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG
Owner/operator:Institute Marine Mammal Studie
Registration: N1976Q
C/n / msn: 177RG0396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Janice, MS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Hattiesburg, MS (HBG)
Destination airport:Gulfport, MS (GPT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE FLT WAS OPERATING IN AN AREA OF REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO HAZE, OVER AN UNPOPULATED AREA, AT NIGHT. REVIEW OF RADAR DATA INDICATES THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT HAD DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING A CONSTANT HEADING AND ALTITUDE DURING THE 15 MINUTE flight. AS THE PLT RECEIVED THE CURRENT RUNWAY AND ALTIMETER SETTING AT THE DESTINATION AIRPORT, THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN TO IMPACT WITH TREES AND THE TERRAIN. THE PLT HAD VOICED CONCERNS REGARDING THE HAZY CONDITIONS TO SEVERAL PEOPLE PRIOR TO THE flight. THE PLT'S NIGHT CURRENCY AND TOTAL FLT EXPERIENCE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED FROM RECORDS. WEATHER INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE WAS AT A LOCATION 36 MILES FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE. PLTS FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF THE ACCIDENT SITE ESTIMATED VISIBILITY TO VARY BETWEEN 1 AND 2 MILES WITH FOG. CAUSE: THE IN FLIGHT LOSS OF CONTROL BY THE NON INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT AFTER ENCOUNTERING INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS RESULTING IN THE AIRPLANE SPIRALING INTO A WOODED AREA.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X29176


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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