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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265990
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Angel Aviation LLC
Registration: N65698
MSN: 17275822
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eagle River, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI/PAMR)
Destination airport:Girdwood, AK (AQY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor and private pilot received fatal injuries. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight originated from Merrill Field Airport (MRI), Anchorage, Alaska, about 1215. After departing MRI, the airplane proceeded northbound near Palmer, Alaska before turning towards the Knik Glacier. The flight, scheduled as a “discovery flight,” was scheduled to last from 1200 until 1400. When the airplane did not arrive at AQY, a concerned family member referenced a tracking application which showed the airplane had stopped moving in the area of the Eagle River Valley, then notified authorities.

About 1700, an alert notice (ALNOT) was issued and a search was initiated, which involved the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Civil Air Patrol and other good Samaritan aircraft. About 2245, the wreckage was located in an area of steep, rising glacial terrain at an elevation of about 3,100 ft.

An NTSB post-accident examination revealed that all major components remained attached at their respective attach points. Flight control continuity was established from all control surfaces to the cockpit. Internal engine continuity was confirmed through rotation of the propeller. The airplane was equipped with an Ameri-King Corporation AK-451-2 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) certified in accordance with technical standards order (TSO) C-126 and C091(a). The ELT remained secure in its cradle and the wires and antenna remained attached. During the search, no signals were received from the 406MHz or 121.5MHz system

SPECI PAFR 262128Z AUTO 34004KT 9SM BKN031 18/09 A2994 [16 nautical miles west of the accident coordinates]

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Revision history:

27-Jul-2021 16:59 Captain Adam Added
27-Jul-2021 19:21 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source]
27-Jul-2021 19:23 harro Updated [Date, Time]
29-Jul-2021 08:18 Anon. Updated [Time, Nature, Source]
12-Aug-2021 18:14 aaronwk Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]

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