- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 11, 1996
Time: 08:24
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Operator: Private
Flight #: ?
Route: Cheyenne, WY - Lincoln, NE
AC Type: Cessna 177B
Registration: N35207
cn / ln: 17702266
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Seven- year-old trainee pilot, Jessica Dubroff, accompanied by her father (a passenger) and the pilot-in-command, were engaged in a trans-continental record attempt involving 6,660 miles of flying in 8 consecutive days. The plane departed towards a nearby thunderstorm in deteriorating weather. Witnesses describe the plane's climb rate and speed as slow and they observed the aircraft enter a roll consistent with a stall. The plane's gross weight was 84 pounds over the maximum limit. Pilot's improper decision to take off into deteriorating weather conditions when the airplane was overweight resulting in stall caused by failure to maintain airspeed.
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