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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37952
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Date:24-JAN-1982
Time:09:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robertson Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4244Z
C/n / msn: 1026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laredo, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dilley, TX (C)
Destination airport:Laredo, TX (C)
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE EXTREMELY SLOW THROUGHOUT THE APPROACH & THAT THE PLT APPEARED TO BE HAVING SOME DIFFICULTY WITH OVER-CONTROLLING THE ACFT. IT THEN LEVELED OUT AT 50-80 FT AGL ON FINAL OVER THE THRESHOLD, ENTERED A NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE & THEN STALLED INTO A RIGHT SPIN. THE PLT HAD FLOWN TO MEMPHIS, TN TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT WITH THE OTHER PLT TO PICK UP THE STOL EQUIPPED ACFT. THE VENDOR'S CHIEF PLT CHECKED OUT THE PLT IN THE ACFT DURING THE RETURN FLT TO HOUSTON,TX. ON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT THE TWO PLTS WHO WERE ONBOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT FLEW A LOCAL FLT FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS & THEN FLEW TO DILLEY,TX FOR AN ADDITIONAL 1.3 HOURS. WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED THE PLT WHO HAD BEEN CHECKED OUT BY THE VENDOR'S CHIEF PLT WAS SITTING IN THE RIGHT SEAT. CAUSE:

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020917X01990
El Informador 25 January 1982, p16B


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Mar-2010 09:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
23-May-2018 20:42 TB Updated [Source]

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