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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41545
Last updated: 3 June 2019
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Date:11-SEP-1985
Time:01:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404 Titan II
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N128SP
C/n / msn: 404-0429
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hayesville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
FISHERMAN HEARD AN AIRCRAFT OVERHEAD BUT DID NOT SEE ANY SIGN OF IT IN THE NIGHT SKY. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THEY SAW A FLASH AND FIRE ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN, THEN THEY HEARD THE EXPLOSION. THE SHERIFF WAS CALLED AND AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED A CRASHED AIRCRAFT. THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF OCCUPANTS IN OR NEAR THE AIRCRAFT. THE NEXT MORNING THE BODY OF A HEAVILY ARMED MAN WHO HAD ON A PARACHUTE AND A DEPLOYED RESERVE PARACHUTE WAS FOUND SEVERAL MILES AWAY IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. A KEY TO THE CRASHED AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND ON THE BODY. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37705
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_C._Thornton_II


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2011 15:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Feb-2017 15:01 bobm Updated [Source]

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