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N84621

Cessna 172K Skyhawk C/N 17258549

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Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Cessna
Model:172K Skyhawk    Search all Cessna 172K
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):17258549
Number of Seats:4
Number of Engines:1

Aircraft

Registration Number:N84621
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:AB98DB
Certification Issued:1986-08-15
Last Action Taken:1998-12-16
Current Status:Deregistered
Registration Cancel Date:1999-04-01

Owner

Registration Type:Individual
Address:White Lake, MI 48383
United States

User Comments

Denise Braun Johnson, 2010-09-05 00:00:00
 This was my Dad's plane in the early to mid 1970's. Dad became ill with cancer & sold the plane to someone at Detroit City Airport. I don't know the plane's history after that, except that it crashed on a mountainside in NV. I learned about the accident through a google search. It happened in late September 1997.
Denise Braun Johnson, 2010-09-05 00:00:00
 NTSB Identification: LAX97FA331 .
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Thursday, September 25, 1997 in SANDY VALLEY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/30/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 172K, registration: N84621
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
The pilot told a witness he had been 'skud-running' and made an earlier stop due to bad weather. He said he was instrument rated, but was not current. At the airport, the weather was estimated to be basic VFR. To the south, however, the sky was obscured with no lateral visibility. The pilot said he was going to fly to an airport north of his position. He did not get a weather briefing before departure. Subsequently, he reported an airport in sight and transmitted that he was descending on approach. The aircraft was found over a week later, about 9 miles southeast of the departure airport. The aircraft was found on the south side of an east-west ridge at about 3,000 feet msl. The off-route obstruction clearance altitude for that area was 8,800 feet.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

the pilot's intentional VFR flight into adverse weather conditions, and his failure to maintain sufficient altitude or clearance from mountainous/hilly terrain. Related factors were: the high/mountainous/hilly terrain, and the adverse weather condition (low ceiling).
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