ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68363
Last updated: 16 April 2014
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Date:30-SEP-2009
Time:1637 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20M / 257 TLS Bravo
Owner/operator:N400DE LLC
Registration: N400DE
C/n / msn: 27-0320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles southeast of Albany, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:KGRR
Destination airport:KGRR
Narrative:
N400DE, a 2003 Mooney M20M, was intercepted by United States F-16s before crashing in Indiana. The single-engine plane departed from Grand Rapids, Michigan at 9:43am EDT and the last radar positions were received at 11:31am before crashing southeast 3 miles southeast of Albany, IN, Indiana.

CNN reports that the pilot became unresponsive to radio calls and NORAD scrambled F-16s around 10 am to intercept the aircraft. Sources speculate that the pilot may have suffered from oxygen deprivation or become otherwise incapacitated.

Sources:
Flightaware, CNN
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/military-tracking-erratic-plane-near-muncie.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2009 12:12 Stonesurfer Added
30-Sep-2009 12:21 slowkid Updated
30-Sep-2009 21:01 Stonesurfer Updated
02-Oct-2009 14:54 RobertMB Updated
16-Oct-2009 10:04 162.58.82.135 Updated
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