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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40109
Last updated: 27 March 2019
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Date:24-SEP-1983
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-150
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3770P
C/n / msn: 18-4654
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Encampment, WY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Saratoga, WY (SAA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A LOW PASS WAS MADE OVER A FISHING POND SO THE FRONT SEAT PLT COULD WAVE AT HIS FATHER. ACCORDING TO THE PLT'S FATHER, THE PASS WAS BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE TREE TOPS. IN ATTEMPTING TO PULL UP SHARPLY TO AVOID THE TREES, THE ACFT WAS BANKED STEEPLY AND STALLED. THE ACFT THEN HIT AN UNOCCUPPIED HOUSE AND CRASHED INTO A TREE. THE REAR SEAT PLT WAS THE OWNER-OPERATOR OF THE ACFT. THE FRONT SEAT PLT HAD ABOUT 2200 HRS TOTAL FLT TIME & A 'CONSIDERABLE AMOUT OF TIME' IN A PA-18-150 SINCE HE WAS A FORMER ALASKA BUSH PLT. THE FRONT SEAT PLT IS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN AT THE CONTROLS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44500


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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