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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38574
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Date:14-JAN-1987
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C207 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 207A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9395M
C/n / msn: 20700685
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kenai, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination airport:Nondalton, AK (5NN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WX CONDS ON THE DAY OF THE ACDNT WERE RPRTD TO BE EXTREMELY VARIABLE. INITIALLY, WHEN THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING, VFR FLT WAS NOT RCMDD. LATER, THE WX IMPROVED & THE PLT ELECTED TO PROCEED ON THE flight. WHILE EN ROUTE, HE ENCTRD SNOW SHOWERS & DSCNDD TO 500' AGL TO INSURE BEST VISIBILITY. THE PLT STATED THAT WITHOUT WARNING, HE ENCTRD A SNOW SQUALL & WHITE-OUT CONDS WHILE HE WAS FLYING OVER A RIDGE IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE KUSTATAN RIVER. HE ATTEMPTED A 180 TURN, BUT THE ACFT CRASHED ON SNOW COVERED TERRAIN. ONE OCCUPANT, AN INFANT, DIED FROM IMPACT INJURIES. THE SURVIVORS WERE LOCATEDABOUT 21 HRS AFTER THE ACDNT. THE ELT SW WAS FND IN THE 'OFF' PSN; NO ELT SIGNAL WAS HEARD BY OTHER PLTS. ANOTHER PLT WHO ENCTRD WX AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME & PLACE DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT. CAUSE:

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20700685


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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