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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41654
Last updated: 11 August 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1982
Time:06:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 206 Super Skywagon
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5151U
C/n / msn: 206-0151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Saint Croix, VI -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:San Juan, PR (STX)
Destination airport:Saint Croix, VI
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AIRCRAFT LANDED DURING DARKNESS BEFORE CONTROL TOWER HAD OPENED. WHILE TAXIING TO RAMP, AIRCRAFT WAS STRUCK BY AN AMBULANCE AS AIRCRAFT WAS CROSSING PARALLEL TAXIWAY. AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY BURST INTO FLAMES, AND AMBULANCE CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGH THE FLAMES, COMING TO A STOP 150 FEET BEYOND AIRCRAFT. AMBULANCE WAS ON A TEST DRIVE ON PARALLEL TAXIWAY,TRAVELING 45 TO 50 MPH WHICH EXCEEDED AIRPORT LIMIT OF 20 MPH. A FIREFIGHTER TRIED TO WARN DRIVER OF AMBULANCE BY RADIO BUT RECEIVED NO RESPONSE. DRIVER STATED HE DID NOT SEE AIRCRAFT NOR DID HE SEE ANY LIGHTS ON AIRCRAFT. WITNESS REPORTED SEEING AIRCRAFT WITH NAVIGATION LIGHTS, LANDING LIGHT AND ANTI-COLLISION LIGHT ON. DRIVER REFUSED BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST AT THE TIME OF ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X02410


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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