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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37141
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Date:27-JAN-1986
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:Mckinley Thompson
Registration: N9307V
C/n / msn: 690089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Loogootee, IN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bowling Green, KY (BWG)
Destination airport:Gary, IN (GYY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
PLT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF PWR DURING CRUISE FLT AT 6,000 FEET. ATC VECTORED ACFT TOWARD DAVIESS COUNTY airport, APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES AWAY. PLT REPORTED ACFT ON FIRE. WITNESSES SAW N9307V IN A LEFT BANK TURN THEN 'NOSE DIVE INTO GROUND.' POST CRASH EXAM OF ENGINE REVEALED NO. 3 CYLINDER DEPARATED FROM CRANKCASE. FURTHER EXAM REVEALED THE THROUGHBOLTS/NUTS WERE UNDER TORQUED. THE NO. 2 AND NO. 4 CYLINDERS WERE TOP OVERHAULED IN JULY 1981. METALLURGICAL EXAM OF BOLTS/NUTS REVEALED FATIGUE FAILURES AND 'WORKING' OF NO. 3 CYLINDER FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010110X00124


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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