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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42066
Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:16-AUG-1987
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172C
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1418Y
C/n / msn: 17249118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Switz City, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bloomfield, IN (1I3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER DEPARTING THE BLOOMFIELD airport, THE PLT FLEW WITH HIS FAMILY OVER A COAL MINE AREA WHERE HE HAD DONE RECLAMATION WORK. WITNESSES AT THE MINE STATED THAT THEY OBSERVED THE ACFT FLY LOW OVER THE MINE PITS & THAT THE PLT WAVED AT THEM. THE ACFT DEPARTED, THEN RETURNED ABOUT 10 TO 15 MIN LATER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER LINE AT AN ESTD ALT OF 76' AGL & CRASHED. CABLE MARKS WERE FOUND ON THE NOSE WHEEL FORK & TIRE. TOXICOLOGY CHECKS SHOWED THE PLT HAD A BLOOD/ALCOHOL LVL OF 0.13% & A URINE/ALCOHOL LVL OF 0.03%. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31769


Revision history:

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

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