Accident Cessna 170A N1387D,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192788
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Date:Thursday 12 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 170A
Registration: N1387D
MSN: 19963
Year of manufacture:1951
Engine model:Continental C145 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Blount County, Campbell\'s Field, Hayden, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hayden, AL
Destination airport:Hayden, AL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was on the final approach leg of the traffic pattern to the turf runway. The private pilot recalled that the airplane was 800 ft above ground level (agl) and aligned with the runway, but he had no further recollection of the flight. A witness observed the airplane flying “low and slow” about 20 ft agl when the nose pitched upward, the airplane “stalled,” and the left wing struck the ground. The airport owner stated that the trees at the approach end of the runway were damaged, and broken branches were found scattered at the base of the trees immediately after the accident. The fuselage and wings sustained substantial damage consistent with collision with trees and terrain. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from trees during the approach.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA17CA087
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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Revision history:

13-Jan-2017 00:13 Geno Added
13-Jan-2017 00:24 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source]
13-Jan-2017 07:46 Anon. Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Jan-2017 20:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Sep-2017 19:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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