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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89123
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Date:16-JAN-2011
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7262T
C/n / msn: 46862
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Clarendon, near Smiley Johnson Municipal Airport/Bass Field -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Abilene, TX (ABI)
Destination airport:Clarendon, TX (E34)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, it was dark when he arrived at his destination. He saw the airport's rotating beacon but was unable to remotely activate the runway lights. He maneuvered the airplane onto the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, extended the flaps and reduced engine power. He thought the airplane was 900 feet above the ground when the airplane impacted terrain approximately 2-1/2 miles east of the airport. At the accident site, the altimeter read 7,500 feet. The terrain was approximately 2,800 feet. There were no mechanical anomalies found with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to correctly set the altimeter, which resulted in his erroneous perception that the airplane was at a safe altitude.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110117X61629&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2011 02:01 gerard57 Added
18-Jan-2011 08:18 bizjets101 Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2011 08:28 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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