ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40527
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:17-JAN-1991
Time:1715
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20J
Owner/operator:Daniel Webster College
Registration: N804DW
C/n / msn: 24-1702-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brookline, NH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Nashua, NH (ASH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE STUDENT (A RATED PILOT) & THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) TOOK OFF AT 1645 EST ON A FLIGHT TO PROVIDE EXPERIENCE IN COMPLEX AIRCRAFT TO THE STUDENT. THE LESSON WAS TO INCLUDE MINIMUM CONTROL AIRSPEEDS/STALLS, STEEP TURNS, AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND WHERE IT HAD CRASHED ON A WOODED HILLTOP. THERE WERE NO KNOWN WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT HAD CRASHED IN A STEEP DESCENT. THE ONLY DAMAGE TO TREES WAS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE WRECKAGE. CUT TREE LIMBS WERE FND IN THAT AREA. THE LEADING EDGES OF BOTH WINGS WERE COMPRESSED REARWARD, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS DISPLACED FORWARD, THE BACK OF THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT WAS DISPLACED REARWARD, AND THE LEFT FRONT SEAT WAS DISPLACED TO THE RIGHT & SLIGHTLY REARWARD. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. OFFICIAL TWILIGHT WAS AT 1711 EST. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) TO ATTAIN REMEDIAL ACTION AFTER CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WAS LOST FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X16366


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