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N287TC accident description

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Crash location 42.884166°N, 84.056111°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Fowlerville, MI
42.660589°N, 84.073014°W
15.5 miles away
Tail number N287TC
Accident date 27 May 2012
Aircraft type Cessna 182
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The commercial pilot was maneuvering around clouds during a skydiving operation when the airplane abruptly made a steep bank to the left and continued to dive. He made control corrections to recover the airplane and soon after landed uneventfully. The pilot believes that he hit a patch of turbulence that caused the airplane to maneuver in such a manner. The pilot was a new skydiving pilot and was inexperienced with flying an airplane loaded with jumpers. The post incident examination revealed minor damage to the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The airplane’s encounter with clear air turbulence, which caused a momentary loss of control and minor damage to the airplane.

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