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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14102
Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:09-AUG-1978
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2WH
MSN: 61
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chester Catawba Regional Airport, Chester, South Carolina (DCM/KDCM)
Destination airport:Chester Catawba Regional Airport, Chester, South Carolina (DCM/KDCM)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) August 9, 1978 when collided with trees on landing at Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. (At approximate co ordinates 3446′7″N 8013′31″W). The pilot (the sole person board) was killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S): PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING - MISJUDGED DISTANCE, SPEED, ALTITUDE OR CLEARANCE"

Despite being assessed by the NTSB as "destroyed", this Nimbus 2 was rebuilt, and re-registered as N28TB. Last registered between April 27, 2007 and January 31, 2004 to a new owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA78DA112 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=39934&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=2WH
3. As N28TB: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=28TB
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/nimbus2.htm
5. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/sc/N2WH/
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Croghan,_South_Carolina


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2010 07:40 DColclasure Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2017 18:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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