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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194384
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Registration: N2053Y
C/n / msn: D-10200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Canadian County, SW of Mustang, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Chickasha, OK (KCHK)
Destination airport:Wiley Post, OK (KPWA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was on a local pleasure flight in a single-engine airplane. A witness reported seeing the airplane descending in a "spin" from a high altitude. The airplane impacted terrain and a post-crash fire ensued. A review of radar data showed the airplane's departure from a small airport on a north heading. The airplane reached an altitude of 5,500 ft, before it slowed down. The last radar return was about 9 minutes after the airplane departed and showed the airplane near the accident site at 5,250 ft and 73 knots. The post-crash fire consumed or thermally damaged most of the airplane. The extensive fire and impact damage limited the scope of the examination; however, no pre-impact abnormities were noted with the engine or airframe. The pilot's toxicology test was positive for an over-the-counter pain and an anti-depressant medication; neither medication is considered impairing. However, the possible effects of depression could not be determined from the available evidence. Weather conditions were favorable for the flight. The accident is consistent with the pilot not recovering from the spin; however, a reason for the initial loss of control could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper recovery from a spin.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

24-Mar-2017 22:17 Geno Added
25-Mar-2017 15:01 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
27-Mar-2017 23:11 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
08-Oct-2018 16:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
08-Oct-2018 17:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]

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