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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34617
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Date:14-JAN-1992
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic ERCO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ERCO 415-C Ercoupe
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N86964
C/n / msn: 137
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hansville, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Alderwood Manor, WA (S13)
Destination airport:Sequim, WA (WN41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT TOOK OFF ON A VFR X COUNTRY FLT WITH NO WX BRIEFING AND FLEW AN AREA OF ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS. HE DID NOT HAVE AN INSTRUCTOR ENDORSEMENT FOR THE flight. THE ACFT FAILED TO ARRIVE AT THE DESTINATION AND A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. THE PILOT AND ACFT LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR WERE LOCATED ON A BEACH ALONG THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT. THE ACFT WRECKAGE WAS NOT RECOVERED FROM THE WATERS OF PUGET SOUND. CAUSE: THE INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND IMPROPER INFLIGHT DECISION BY THE STUDENT PILOT WHO WAS NOT QUALIFIED TO CONDUCT THE FLIGHT. A FACTOR RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X14051


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