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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41818
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Date:13-APR-1983
Time:19:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG
Owner/operator:Aero One
Registration: N2765V
C/n / msn: 177RG0689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mobile, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mobile, AL (MOB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT HAD NOT FLOWN ACTIVELY FOR APRX 1 YR. HOWEVER, SHORTLY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, HE HAD TOLD FRIENDS THAT HE HAD MISSED FLYING & WAS GOING TO RESUME THIS ACTIVITY. HE RECEIVED A CHECKOUT IN THE CESSNA 177RG ON 12/12/82 IN ANTICIPATION OF FLYING AGAIN. THIS WAS THE LAST RECORD OF THE PLT'S FLT ACTIVITY THAT WAS FOUND. AT APRX 1815 CST ON 4/13/83, HE ARRIVED AT THE airport & TOLD SEVERAL PEOPLE HE WAS GOING FOR A REFRESHER/PLEASURE flight. HE TOOK OFF AT 1840 (21 MIN AFTER OFFICIAL SUNSET). ABOUT 15 MIN LATER, WHEN THE PLT TERMINATED RADAR SERVICE, HE REPORTED THAT HE HAD A SEVERE CASE OF VERTIGO & INDICATED HE WOULD RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT. A SHORT TIME LATER, SAID HE MAY NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION. HE THEN STATED THAT HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO THAT airport & WAS EXPERIENCING 'BLIND SPOTS' & A 'FAST HEART BEAT.' SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE MIDDLE OF A ROW OF CONCRETE SILOS AT NIGHT. NO PREIMPACT,MECHANICAL FAILURE WAS EVIDENT. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT HAD RECENT FAINTING SPELLS, HAD A HISTORY OF DEPRESSION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42588


Revision history:

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

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