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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37787
Last updated: 2 August 2020
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Date:12-APR-1995
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-250 Courier
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5461E
C/n / msn: 2518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Round Mountain , CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Redding, CA (O85)
Destination airport:Coeur d'Alene, ID (COE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A GROUND WITNESS LOCATED 15 MILES FROM THE ACCIDENT REPORTED HEARING AN AIRPLANE AT ABOUT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE REPORTED THAT CLOUDS OBSCURED THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO SEE THE AIRPLANE. THE GROUND WITNESS ALSO SAID THAT RAIN, SLEET, SNOW FLURRIES, AND HIGH WINDS EXISTED, AND THE GROUND VISIBILITY WAS LESS THAN 200 FEET. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING STRUCK A TREE IN A NEAR LEVEL FLIGHT ATTITUDE. A WEATHER BRIEFING WAS NOT OBTAINED BEFORE THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT. CAUSE: the pilot's poor preflight planning/preparation and in-flight decision by continuing VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. The pilot's delay in returning to the departure airport, the low clouds, and low visibility were factors in this accident.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X03307


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2010 13:15 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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