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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39722
Last updated: 6 April 2019
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Date:19-AUG-1987
Time:09:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7559T
C/n / msn: 47159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Camilia, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Camilia, GA
Destination airport:Apalachicola, FL (AAF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THIS FLT HAD BEEN DELAYED SEVERAL DAYS DUE TO POOR WEATHER IN THE AREA. ON THE DAY OF THE FLT THE PLT WAITED UNTIL THE LOCAL AREA FOG HAD DISSIPATED BEFORE DEPARTING THE PRIVATE AIR STRIP. THE ACFT WAS HEARD ABOVE THE CLOUDS ABOUT FIVE MILES FROM THE CRASH SITE. WITNESSES AT THE CRASH SITE ALSO REPORTED HEARING THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLING OVERHEAD. ONLY ONE OF THEM GOT A GLIMPSE OF IT JUST ABOVE THE TOPS OF THE TREES. CLOUDS WERE AT TREE TOP HEIGHT IN THE AREA. THE ACFT WAS IN ITS THIRD CIRCLE WHEN IT STRUCK THE GROUND AND A FENCE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31705


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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