Cessna 170 Plane Crash Shady Acres Airstrip – Spanaway WA

October 12, 2008

July 7, 2007. Spanaway, WA. The 1951 vintage Cessna flipped during take off, landing upside down on the runway. The pilot and two passengers had a fun ride. One passenger was taken and checked out at a local hospital. The crash totaled the aircraft. The plane is nearly folded in half while being uprighted.

Duration : 0:4:57


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25 Responses to “Cessna 170 Plane Crash Shady Acres Airstrip – Spanaway WA”

  1. crazyrcpilot on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    I would like to say …
    I would like to say that I am one of the passengers in the plane. The cause of the accident was a severe tail wind that changed from a head wind during take off. As a result the lift of the wings was severely compromised and the plane flipping over was an unfortunate accident.

    I am also the one driving the truck to flip it over, there was no better way given lack of equipment and the reason the tail snapped was because it was already bent from the impact of the tail on the runway.

  2. johnmeyr on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    The Continental …
    The Continental 145hp is original engine but if you notice this plane only has one exaust port (C-145 has two) which leads me to think this one was converted to 180hp Lycoming.

  3. bchokola on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    yeah wheels look …
    yeah wheels look good too, they never touched the ground 🙂

  4. sergillo3x on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    the guy that pulled …
    the guy that pulled that plane, ed off the plane

  5. mjok2004 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    How would you …
    How would you calculate that angle of attack lol.

  6. hasnbinseen on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Its a shame to see …
    Its a shame to see a classic like that wrecked. =(

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  9. VX2100DV on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Shock only. No …
    Shock only. No physical injuries.

  10. fayik123 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    how badly was he …
    how badly was he hurt. flipping one of those small aircraft at 70mph could be very nasty imagine. THat tiny cramped little pit. There’s barely room to breath in these little light aircrafts. I’d take a brandnew gulf stream jet anyday over a cessna 172. MY hope is that in the future flying is made more affordable to everybody just like the family car and in the future i think people will be flying across the atlantic in their own planes and not being so dependent on comercial craft

  11. screemy1 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    the cause was from …
    the cause was from pilot failure of adding carb heat in serious icing conditions at cruising power… atleast that is what the NTSB web site says ???

  12. Tubes12AX7k on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    looks like it was a …
    looks like it was a beautiful plane before it was flipped over. I like Cessna 170s. Unfortunately, it does look like it’s a scrap heap…the stringers and longerons are probably destroyed, the crinkles in the wing are not very inspiring. Aside from the violent stopping of the engine, you can see that the crank shaft is bent. Aside from the electronics, they might be able to salvage the landing gear. Maybe the seats.

  13. rcheliboy on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Yeah. Its actually …
    Yeah. Its actually fine minus the prop, rudder, radio (antennas probably snapped).

  14. homer090 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    and we just bend it …
    and we just bend it back like this….

    and its good as new.

    nah on a more serious point, they had a lucky escape, what caused it?

  15. jesusrulesflight on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    thanks
    thanks

  16. VX2100DV on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    170
    170

  17. jesusrulesflight on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    man thats 2 bad


    man thats 2 bad

    ooh yea 100th comment i rules

    sorry

    but yea i feel bad for those guys and plane

    what kind of cessna was it?

  18. spareparts8 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    coulda been alot …
    coulda been alot worse..

  19. donlightbody on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    that just breaks …
    that just breaks this pilot’s heart

  20. aviator06 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Hope he had …
    Hope he had insurance!

  21. drummerdude6485 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Yeah,
    Such a nice …

    Yeah,
    Such a nice airplane, isn’t it? Poor guy and plane. Who did it happen anyway?

  22. bushpilot223 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    This video makes me …
    This video makes me cry, that poor vintage Cessna… I’m not even joking. I feel so sorry for the owner and the plane.

  23. 2HEXJUMPER on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    this whatever you …
    this whatever you call it thingie is ready for the scrap heap !
    a broken back,engine killed,wings torned…

  24. hemna on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    idiots
    idiots

  25. roofy2k on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Pretty ugly way to …
    Pretty ugly way to flip it over during recovery but it’s not because they didn’t know what they were doing it was because bent aluminum is the least of this birds worries.

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