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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204099
Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Registration: N4189V
C/n / msn: 18522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Axtell, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Seneca, KS (62K)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
***This report was modified on January 3, 2018. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.***

The pilot reported that, during a go-around after a low approach, the left cabin door opened. He added that he reached back to close the door and that the airplane then aerodynamically stalled. The pilot was unable to recover, and the airplane impacted the ground and struck multiple fences.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during a go-around. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to attempt to close a passenger door during a critical phase of flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Jan-2018 19:42 ASN Update Bot Added

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