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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35592
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Date:14-NOV-1996
Time:05:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N77DF
C/n / msn: 3202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Dunsmuir, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dunsmuir-Mott, CA (106)
Destination airport:Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The noninstrument-rated pilot departed before daylight in mountainous terrain under an overcast sky. The pilot did not file a flight plan nor obtain a formal weather briefing. When he failed to arrive at his destination a search was initiated. The aircraft was located 9 months later, about 4.5 miles south of the departure point in mountainous terrain. According to a sheriff's investigator, the engine was buried below the ground surface and the airplane was very fragmented. CAUSE: was the pilot's intentional flight into marginal meteorological conditions in mountainous terrain during dark nighttime conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07086


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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