Aeronautical Services - Air Taxi

Aeronautical Services - Air Taxi Wednesday October 3, 2001
Witnesses to the accident reported that shortly after departing from the northbound turf runway the pilot initiated a 360-degree turn to the right (east). Shortly before completing the turn, the aircraft banked sharply to the left, pitched down, and collided with trees in a nose-low attitude. The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during a low altitude turn, resulting in a stall. The pilot exceeding the aircraft's maximum gross takeoff weight was a factor.

Crash Details

DateWednesday October 3, 2001
LocationDecatur Island, Washington
Passengers2
Crew1
Fatalities3
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeCessna 172N
OperatorAeronautical Services - Air Taxi
RegistrationN733SW
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Decatur Island, Washington
Aeronautical Services - Air Taxi
Cessna 172N
2001