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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35509
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Date:24-JUN-1987
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6060X
C/n / msn: 1686
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Reserve, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Apache Creek, NM (Q13)
Narrative:
THE PLT WAS FERRYING HIS ACFT FROM RESERVE AIRPORT, NM, TO JEWITT MESA AIRPORT, APACHE CREEK, NM. THERE WAS A MATURE THUNDERSTORM OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAIN RIDGE PRODUCING WHAT ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED AS WINDS 'REALLY BLOWING HARD.' SHE SAID SHE SAW THE ACFT CLIMB OVER THE TOPS OF THE TREES AND IT'S 'WINGS WERE WOBBLING.' ANOTHER WITNESS, DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY PARALLEL TO THE RWY, SAID HE PACED THE ACFT AS IT TOOK OFF ON RWY 06. HE SAID THE ACFT LIFTED OFF JUST BEYOND THE PARKING RAMP AND CLIMBED TO AN ESTIMATED 300 FT ALTITUDE. IT THEN BANKED TO THE LEFT, 'ITS WINGS BECAME VERTICAL AND THEN ITS NOSE IMMEDIATELY DROPPED.' POST-CRASH EXAM OF ACFT DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF AIRFRAME, ENG, PROP, OR FLT CONTROL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION OF THE PLT DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF INCAPACITATION OR IMPAIRMENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31164


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated

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