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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241396
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172I Skyhawk
Registration: N8488L
MSN: 17256688
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cottage Grove, MN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:South St Paul Municipal Richard E Fleming field, MN (KSGS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

Radar data showed the airplane depart SGS at 1428, climbing to about 1,800 ft mean sea level, and
proceed southbound before it turned southeast-bound over Upper Grey Cloud Island. At 1432, over
Lower Grey Cloud Island, the target disappeared. Another airplane, inbound for landing at SGS,
captured N8488L in a video and still photographs as it descended. Examination of the photographs
indicated the airplane appeared to be intact.

Some wreckage was located and recovered on September 14, 2020. The majority of the wreckage (about
90 percent) was recovered on September 19, 2020. The wreckage has been taken to a secure location
where it will be further examined.

ADS-B data indicated a final data point at 1,700' MSL. The groundspeed was 72 knots and the derived descent rate was 8,800 feet per minute.

METAR KSGS 131935Z AUTO 19003KT 10SM CLR 21/14 A3010




Revision history:

14-Sep-2020 08:09 gerard57 Added
14-Sep-2020 11:25 gerard57 Updated [Destination airport, Source]
14-Sep-2020 16:05 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Sep-2020 18:29 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
14-Sep-2020 19:12 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
14-Sep-2020 19:17 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2020 20:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
15-Sep-2020 18:19 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2021 19:30 aaronwk Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]

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