Date: October 03, 2001
Time: 13:38
Location: Decatur Island, Washington
Operator: Aeronautical Services - Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: Decatur Island, WAAnacortez, WA
AC Type: Cessna 172N
Registration: N733SW
cn / ln: 17268521
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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