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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34773
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Date:13-MAR-1983
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Owner/operator:K&7 Flying
Registration: N60461
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Glenns Ferry, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Mountain Home, ID (U76)
Destination airport:Twin Falls, ID (TWFA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH WIRES AND CRASHED DURING A LOW PASS WHILE IT WAS BEING DELIVERED TO A REPAIR STATION. THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOW TO KEEP PACE WITH HIS WIFE WHO WAS FOLLOWING IN A CAR TO TRANSPORT THE PILOT AFTER LANDING. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT MAKING ORBITAL PASSES OVER THE SNAKE RIVER. ON THE FINAL PASS, THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO THE RIVER CANYON AND COLLIDED WITH UNMARKED POWERLINES SPAWNING THE GORGE AT A HEIGHT OF 116 FEET ABOVE THE RIVER. THE ACFT FELL ONTO THE GRAVEL BALLAST OF THE TRACK BED OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD WHICH PARALLELED THE RIVER. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42561


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