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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39707
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Date:20-JUL-1998
Time:14:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair II FT
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N31066
C/n / msn: 1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Vernonia, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tillamook, OR (S47)
Destination airport:Kelso, WA (KLS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot departed about 1030 on a 57-nautical-mile visual flight rules (VFR) flight, and failed to arrive at his destination. The wreckage of the aircraft was discovered about 1424 by a private landowner approximately 37 nautical miles from the departure airport, generally on the direct route from the departure point to the destination. The pilot was dead at the scene. The aircraft had impacted into a tree farm at approximately a 20- to 40-degree impact angle on a southeasterly track (the direct route from the departure point to the destination is northeasterly), and its nose section had separated during the impact sequence. Examinations of the wreckage disclosed no conclusive evidence of pre-impact mechanical problems with the aircraft. Autopsy of the pilot, who held a valid and current FAA third-class medical certificate, disclosed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a contributing cause of death, with focal severe (greater than 90% occlusion) left anterior descending coronary artery atherosclerosis. It could not be conclusively established that the pilot had become incapacitated inflight. CAUSE: A loss of aircraft control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10725


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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