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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38110
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:29-SEP-1998
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206G
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4820U
C/n / msn: 206-05116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ketchikan, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(KTN)
Destination airport:Bellingham, WA (BLI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Prior to departing on a VFR cross-country flight along a planned coastal route, the private pilot obtained a weather briefing. The weather conditions along the route, which the pilot had flown several times, consisted of low ceilings and low visibility in rain and mist. AIRMETs were in effect for IFR conditions, mountain obscuration, turbulence, and low level wind shear. After departure, no distress communication was received from the pilot, and the airplane did not arrive at its destination. A search for the airplane in the U.S. and Canada was unsuccessful until four days after departure. The airplane was located about 900 feet msl on an island, 9 miles south of the departure airport. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. CAUSE: The pilot's continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing factors were low ceilings and mountainous/hilly terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10969


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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