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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37975
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:12-MAY-1982
Time:21:30
Type:Rockwell Aero Commander 695 Jetprop 980
Owner/operator:Stanley Eugene Wwaugh
Registration: N9789S
C/n / msn: 95037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Carlsbad-Cavern City Air Terminal, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Carlsbad, NM
Destination airport:Oklahoma City, OK (C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT 1/2 MI SW OF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 32L. THE RWY HAD BEEN ILLUMINATED AT THE TIME OF TAKEOFF WITH THE ACFT MAKING A LEFT TURN INTO AN AREA THAT WAS NOT ILLUMINATED TOWARD THE MOUNTAINS. IT WAS A VERY DARK NIGHT WITH AN INDISTIGUISHABLE HORIZON SOUTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS. THERE WERE TWO BRIGHTLY LIT SOFTBALL COMPLEXES LOCATED TO THE NORTH TOWARD THE CITY. A WEATHER STUDY INDICATED PROBABLE MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE & UP & DOWN DRAFTS BELOW 7,000 FT MSL, & LIGHT TO MODERATE WIND SHEAR FROM THE SURFACE UP TO 300 FT AGL. A WITNESS WHO SAW THE FIREBALL STATED SHE HAD LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR BECAUSE A GUST OF WIND PUSHED HER CAR INTO THE OTHER LANE OF TRAFFIC. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03444
Air Britain's Business Turboprops International 2009


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2012 11:56 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
11-Feb-2012 11:56 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
31-Jul-2013 16:04 wf Updated [[Aircraft type, Source]]
31-Jul-2013 20:04 harro Updated [Phase]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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