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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42078
Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:25-SEP-1983
Time:08:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8360B
C/n / msn: 36160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Benson, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Smithfield, NC (W27)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
APRX 3 MI SOUTH OF THE CRASH SITE, A WITNESS SAW THE ACFT FLYING NORTHBOUND ALONG A RAILROAD TRACK. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS FLYING BELOW TREE TOP LEVEL & THE ENG WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. A SHORT TIME LATER, ANOTHER WITNESS APRX 1 1/2 MI FURTHER NORTH, ALSO SAW THE ACFT HEADING NORTH & REPORTED ITS ALT WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE TREES. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER LINE THAT CROSSED THE RAILROAD TRACK AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL. AFTER IMPACT, THE ACFT CAME TO REST NEXT TO THE TRACKS IN AN INVERTED ATTITUDE. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND THAT WOULD HAVE RESULT IN A PREIMPACT LOSS OF POWER. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44411


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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