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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39708
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:30-NOV-1990
Time:18:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690A
Owner/operator:Aero Air
Registration: N400N
C/n / msn: 11156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ryderwood, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kelso, WA (KLS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AS THE FLT WAS APCHG THE DESTN, AT NGT, THE PLT OBTAINED VECTORS FOR A DSCNT OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. DURING THE APCH, HE CANCELLED THE IFR FLT PLAN & THE ACFT DSNDD BELOW RADAR COVERAGE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, NORTHWEST OF THE DESTN ARPT. IMPACT OCCURRED IN A WOODED AREA AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 2700 FT. THE ELT DID NOT ACTIVATE DURING THE ACDNT. A SEARCH WAS INITIATED ON 12/1/90, BUT THE ACFT & SURVIVING PASSENGER WERE NOT FND UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. THE CANADIAN ATP PLT & OTHER 4 PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. AFTER INITIAL IMPACT WITH TREES, THE MAIN PORTION OF THE FUSELAGE TRAVELED ABOUT 1000 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER INFLIGHT PLANNING AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER ALTITUDE IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AT NIGHT.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X24698


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2012 01:24 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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