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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38938
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Date:27-APR-1985
Time:22:00
Type:Smyth S Sidewinder
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9008X
C/n / msn: 212409
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tracy, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Napa, CA (APC)
Destination airport:Tracy, CA (036)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED SHORT OF RWY 25 AT TRACY, CA, WHILE ON A NIGHT APCH FOR LANDING. A GROUND WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFTS LIGHTS DESCENDING STRAIGHT DOWN INTO A GRAVEL PIT. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A 20 DEG NOSE DOWN, 15 DEG LEFT ROLL ATTITUDE. THE RWY LIGHTS ARE ACTIVATED BY THE RADIO TRANSMITTER BEING KEYED ON FREQUENCY 122.8 MHZ. THE LIGHTS WILL STAY ILLUMINATED FOR 15 MINUTES AFTER ACTIVATION. THIS FREQUENCY WAS NOT DISPLAYED ON THE ACFTS RADIO PANEL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36217


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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