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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41821
Last updated: 29 March 2019
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Date:11-MAR-1985
Time:18:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG
Owner/operator:T & M Enterprises
Registration: N1625H
C/n / msn: 177RG0798
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Charleston, WV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Teterboro, NJ (TEB)
Destination airport:Charleston, WV (CRW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN BEFORE OBTAINING THE EN ROUTE WX. HE THEN REVISED THE FLT PLAN BY EXTENDING THE PLANNED FLT FROM WASHINGTON, DC, (DULLES) TO CHARLESTON, WV. THE PLT DID NOT OBTAIN WX INFO PERTINENT TO REVISED FLT PLAN. THE PLT WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH THE CESSNA 177RG HANDBOOK AND UNDERESTIMATED FUEL ON BOARD. HE ALSO DID NOT RELY ON FUEL GAGES OR PERFORM FUEL CALCULATIONS WHILE EN ROUTE. POSSIBLE REFUELING POINTS WERE OVERFLOWN. THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES 1 MILE FROM THE DESTINATION airport, 4 HRS AND 17 MINS AFTER TAKEOFF. THE FLT PLAN WAS FILED FOR 3 HRS AND 20 MINS. ONLY 3 OZS OF FUEL WERE FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE HANDBOOK LISTS 1 GALLON OF FUEL AS BEING UNUSABLE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X35821


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2014 07:02 Anon. Updated [Phase, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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