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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38340
Last updated: 25 March 2019
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Date:24-DEC-1983
Time:19:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7076V
C/n / msn: 22-1412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Clemson, SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gainesville, GA (GVL)
Destination airport:Anderson, SC (AND)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA ABOUT 15 MILES FROM ITS DESTINATION BUT ABOUT 16 MILES NORTH OF A STRAIGHT LINE BETWEEN GAINESVILLE, GA AND ANDERSON, SC. ONE WITNESS ABOUT 5 MILES FROM THE SITE SAW AN ACFT JUST BEFORE THE TIME OF THE CRASH FLYING AT ABOUT 1000 FT AGL WITH ITS LANDING LIGHT ON. THE LIGHT REMAINED ON ABOUT 30 SECOND THEN WENT OUT. THE ACFT WAS HEADING SOUTH & ITS ENGINE WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THIS WAS THE ACCIDENT ACFT. THE ACFT CRASHED AT 1903 FIXED BY A VICTIMS STOPPED WRISTWATCH. THE ACFT WAS EXPECTED BY RELATIVES IN ANDERSON BY 1930. THE OCCUPANTS HAD GONE TO GAINESVILLE, GA TO PICK UP A CHRISTMAS PRESENT AND THE CRASH OCCURRED ON THE WAY BACK. ACCORDING TO RELATIVES THE PLT HAD FLOWN INTO ANDERSON MANY TIMES AT NIGHT. THE PLT CALLED ANDERSON FSS ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE CRASH ASKING FOR AN airport ADVISORY, THERE WAS NO HINT OF ANY PROBLEM AND NO FURTHER CALLS FROM THE ACFT. INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL A REASON FOR THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45222_


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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