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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40553
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Date:20-JAN-1987
Time:18:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:Abbas Ahmadirmabadi
Registration: N3496X
C/n / msn: 3427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Highgate, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Montpelier, VT (MPV)
Destination airport:Montreal,Canada
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO THE SURVIVING PAX, A SNOWSHOWER WAS ENCTRD, SO THE PLT REVERSED COURSE & DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT. DRG A NGT APCH TO LND, THE PAX NOTED A WHITE LIGHT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. (A VASI LIGHT SYS WAS INSTALLED FOR THAT RWY.) THE PLT ABORTED THE LNDG, BUT DRG A GO-AROUND, THE ACFT STRUCK TREETOPS APRX 1500' BEYOND THE DEP END OF THE RWY & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUCTION WAS EVIDENT. THE LNDG GEAR & GEAR HANDLE WERE FND IN THE DOWN PSN, THE FLAPS WERE IN A RETRACTED PSN & THE ENG CTLS WERE FND AT FULL POWER SETTINGS. ONLY 3.4 HRS OF THE PLT'S FLT TIME WAS RPRTD IN HI PERFORMANCE OR COMPLEX ACFT & NO ENDORSEMENT TO OPERATE SUCH ACFT WAS FND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30141


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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