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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42899
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Date:19-FEB-1989
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N1DQ
C/n / msn: E-979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Glen Falls, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Glen Falls, NY (GFL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE CREW OF BEECH A36, N1DG, TOOK OFF FROM RWY 30 AT THE (UNCONTROLLED) WARREN COUNTY airport ON AN INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTIONAL flight. AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO TURN RIGHT & BEGIN CLIMBING. AT ABOUT THAT SAME TIME, A STINSON 108-2, N232C, WAS RETURNING TO THE airport FROM THE NORTHEAST. FROM THAT DIRECTION, THE STINSON WOULD HAVE BEEN FLYING TOWARD THE SUN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE TWO ACFT CONVERGED & COLLIDED ABOUT 1 MI NORTH OF THE ARPT. CAUSE: FAILURE OF BOTH PILOTS TO SEE AND AVOID EACH OTHER. RELATED FACTORS WERE: FAILURE OF THE BEECH AIRCREW TO MAKE A NORMAL LEFT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC AND THE STINSON PILOT'S VISUAL PERCEPTION DUE TO SUNGLARE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X27790


Revision history:

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

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