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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40548
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1987
Time:17:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5590Q
C/n / msn: 2984
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Waller, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Tomball, TX (DWH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
IT WAS REPORTED THAT A PRIVATE PILOT WAS RECEIVING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS FROM A CFI WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. HOWEVER, THE CFI STATED THAT HE WAS INVITED BY THE PVT PLT TO GO WITH HIM ON A SHORT FLIGHT AND THAT HE WAS ONLY A PASSENGER. DURING THE FLIGHT, THE PVT PLT REPORTEDLY STARTED DOING SLOW FLIGHT MANEUVERS AT 3000 FEET MSL. ACCORDING TO THE CFI THE PVT PLT MADE SEVERAL FLIGHT CONTROL INPUTS WHICH TERMINATED WITH THE AIRCRAFT BEING IN AN INVERTED SPIN. WHEN THE PVT PLT MADE NO ATTEMPTS TO RECOVER, THE CFI MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE HAD THE AIRCRAFT. HE STATED THAT THE PVT PLT HAD A COMPLETELY BLANK LOOK ON HIS FACE AND WOULD NOT LET GO OF THE CONTROLS. HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AGAIN WITH THE SAME RESPONSE. HE THEN FOUGHT THE PVT PLT UNTIL HE GAINED CONTROL. HOWEVER, IT WAS TOO LATE TO AVOID IMPACT WITH TREES, WHICH RESULTED IN THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32080


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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