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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38755
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:12-FEB-1984
Time:19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:San Benito Air Service
Registration: N67426
C/n / msn: E1663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Coyote, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Modesto, CA (MOD)
Destination airport:Hollister, CA (307)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY IN MARGINAL WEATHER. THE PLT MADE AN APPROACH TO SAN JOSE, CANCELLED HIS IFR FLT PLAN AND ADVISED HE WAS PROCEEDING TO HOLLISTER. A COMMON PRACTICE IN THE AREA IS TO FLY THE VALLEY, FOLLOWING THE HIGHWAY DURING PERIODS OF LOW CEILINGS, WHEN THE WEATHER IS BASICALLY VFR BETWEEN SAN JOSEAND HOLLISTER. THE PLT HAD BEEN ADVISED BY SAN JOSE TOWER THAT REID-HILLVIEW CONTROL ZONE WAS BELOW BASIC VFR MINIMUMS. INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL ANY EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT ACFT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38799


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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