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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40532
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Date:24-NOV-1985
Time:16:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20J
Owner/operator:William Henderson
Registration: N201QN
C/n / msn: 24-0350
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sarasota, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sarasota, FL (61X)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE AIRCRAFTS ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT COMPLETELY. AS THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A FORCED LANDING THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE CAUSING THE PILOT TO LOSE CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A RIGHT BANK NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFTS ENGINE REVEALED THE ENGINES FUEL SYSTEM TO BE COMPLETLY FILLED WITH WATER. ADDITIONALLY IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD SAT FOR THREE MONTHES PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT WITH APPR0XMATELY HALF FUEL TANKS. THE FUEL SUMP DRAINS IN THE AIRCRAFTS WINGS WERE FOUND RUSTED CLOSED AFTER THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38278


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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