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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37502
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Date:11-JAN-1988
Time:20:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C303 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T303 Crusader
Owner/operator:Amspray Sales Corporation
Registration: N9565T
C/n / msn: T30300027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kiowa, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Englewood, CO (APA)
Destination airport:El Paso, TX (ELP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT OBTAINED TWO WX BRIEFINGS AND FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN TO EL PASO, TX. HE WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. THE ACFT DEPARTED APA AT 1959 AND DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AT 2010. THE CRASH SITE WAS 11- 1/2 MI SE OF THE KIOWA VORTAC AND 36 MI SE OF APA. RADAR SHOWED A 15-MI WIDE BAND OF SNOW SHOWERS SE OF THE KIOWA VORTAC. GROUND WITNESSES REPORTED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. PLT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE STATED, 'NOT VALID FOR NIGHT FLIGHT OR BY COLOR CONTROL.' PLT AUTOPSY ALSO DISCLOSED 'MYXOMATOUS ALTERATION OF THE MITRAL VALVE, CONSISTENT WITH MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE (FLOPPY MITRAL VALVE).' CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X24880


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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