ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40363
Last updated: 18 May 2013
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Narrative:The airplane struck one of three 340-foot-high radio transmission towers about 37 feet from the top. The airplane had departed the pilot's private ranch airstrip located about 1.28 nautical miles southeast of the tower minutes before the accident. The towers are depicted on the aeronautical sectional chart, and were marked as an obstruction to air navigation with alternate sections of aviation orange and aviation white paint. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to see and avoid the obstruction.
|C/n / msn:|| 13561|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Elk Grove, CA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
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