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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42494
Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BL17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A
Registration: N8821V
MSN: 30345
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Monteagle, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Asheville, NC (AVL)
Destination airport:Jackson, IN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Circumstances of the history of flight are not known. The intended route of flight was not determined, a review of the Federal Aviation Administration Flight service system failed to disclose that the pilot had received a pre-flight weather briefing for the intended flight. The flight was first heard only seconds before the airplane collided with trees. Subsequent to the collision, smoke was sighted in the vicinity of the accident site. Upon arriving at the accident site, rescue personnel noticed that fog and low clouds were about 20 feet above the ground, and the mountain top was obscured. Examination of the engine and airframe failed to disclose a mechanical malfunction or the failure of related component assemblies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to adequately evaluate weather conditions that resulted in the continuation of visual flight into instrument weather conditions and the subsequent collision with trees.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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