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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38446
Last updated: 13 April 2019
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Date:05-OCT-1988
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20E
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5997Q
C/n / msn: 757
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Walsh, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:San Marcos, TX (T98)
Destination airport:Springfield, CO (8V7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THERE IS NO RECORD PLT OBTAINED WX BRIEFING, FILED FLT PLAN, OR OBTAINED IN-FLT WX ADVISORIES. PLT AND TWO PAX DEPARTED SAN MARCOS, TX, AT 1400 CDT IN VMC, ENROUTE TO SPRINGFIELD, CO. ACFT WAS SEEN BY TWO WITNESSES AT APRX 1630 MDT, 11 MI W OF WALSH, CO, FLYING WESTERLY AT LOW ALT. WX WAS IMC WITH DRIZZLE AND THICK FOG. ACFT CRASHED 5 MI W OF WALSH, OR 20 MI ESE OF DESTINATION. PLT WAS NOT IFR RATED AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED. PLT REPORTEDLY DID NOT KEEP LOGBOOK AND BFR DATA COULD NOT BE DOCUMENTED. ACFT WAS OUT OF ANNUAL, WAS NOT IFR-CERTIFIED, AND ELT BATTERY HAD EXPIRED. PLT TOLD SISTER HE HAD TO RETURN TO SPRINGFIELD THAT DAY. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X27025


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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