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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34921
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Date:10-JAN-1982
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20G Statesman
Owner/operator:Chesapeake Storage Corporation
Registration: N3688N
C/n / msn: 680037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Henderson, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rocky Mount, NC (RWI)
Destination airport:Statesboro, GA (TBR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT AND HIS WIFE WERE AT 6000 FT ON A VFR CROSS-COUNTRY WHEN HE BECAME UNCONSCIOUS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH A WING LEVELER AND CONTINUED IN LEVEL FLIGHT WHILE THE PILOT'S WIFE ATTENDED TO HIM. WHEN THE PILOT'S WIFE COULD DO NOTHING MORE FOR HIM, SHE REMOVED HIS GLASSES, WHICH HAD THE MICROPHONE AND EARPHONE ATTACHED, AND PUT THEM ON. SHE CALLED FOR HELP, BUT WAS UNABLE TO RECEIVE A REPLY. SHE STATED THAT THE EARPHONE DID NOT FIT HER EAR AND THE GLASSES WERE TOO WIDE. SHE WAS NOT A PILOT, BUT SHE MANAGED TO CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT WHILE SHE LOOKED FOR AN AIRPORT. AFTER A WHILE, SHE ELECTED TO LAND IN A FIELD. HOWEVER, THE ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE SHORT OF THE INTENDED LANDING AREA. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED TO AN EMPTY TANK. THE OTHER TANK STILL CONTAINED FUEL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X01719_


Revision history:

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