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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34575
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:Aberdeen Flying Club, Inc.
Registration: N9703Q
C/n / msn: M-1303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mandan, ND -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Aberdeen, SD (ABR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
the flight encountered moderate turbulence enroute to the destination airport and in the vicinity of the airport there were thunderstorms, turbulence, high winds, and heavy rain upon the aircraft's arrival. A witness who lives in the vicinity of the airport said the aircraft was pitching up and down and rolling left and right violently. The aircraft struck the ground before reaching the airport.

Probable Cause: the pilot failed to maintain aircraft control on approach to the airport after encountering high winds, gusts, rain, and thunderstorms in the area.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
14-Dec-2017 08:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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