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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30962
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIe
Owner/operator:Thomas F. & Bernie Jackson
Registration: N382RW
C/n / msn: CBAF11581 (?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blue Canyon, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chico, CA (CIC)
Destination airport:Minden Tahoe, NV (MEV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot obtained a weather briefing for a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight across the mountains and stated he would be 30 minutes en route at 1,500 feet agl. According to witnesses parts of the mountainous terrain were obscured in cloud and fog. The wreckage was located the next day about 5 miles north of Blue Canyon about 5,500 feet amsl. Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate terrain clearance and his VFR flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). Mountainous terrain and ground obscuration are contributing factors. Inadvertent flight into mountainous terrain in IMC.


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Sep-2011 18:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Feb-2015 03:53 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]

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