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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42764
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Date:06-AUG-1983
Time:22:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft S35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Salem Flyers
Registration: N193H
C/n / msn: D-7444
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wiscasset, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TAKING OFF ON A FOGGY NIGHT WITH A LOW OVERCAST SKY CONDITION. SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF, THE PLANE WAS OBSERVED TO TURN AT LOW ALT, THEN ENTER A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CRASHED & THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT & PASSENGER WERE FATALLY INJURED. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ENG WAS OPERATING UNTIL IMPACT. A PERSON THAT SAW THE OCCUPANTS AT APRX 2100 EDT REPORTED THE PLT APPEARED INCOHERENT. A TAXI DRIVER THAT TOOK THEM TO THE airport REPORTED THAT THE PLT WAS ASLEEP IN THE CAB. THE PASSENGER TOLD THE DRIVER THAT THEY PLANNED TO SLEEP IN THE ACFT A FEW HRS BEFORE DEPARTING. HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOOK OFF & CRASHED AT ABOUT 2250 EDT. APRX 11 MI WEST AT THE BRUNSWICK NAS, THE 1055 EDT WX WAS, IN PART: 100 FT OBSCURED, VISIBILITY 1/8 MI WITH FOG, TEMP & DEW POINT 69 DEG, WIND CALM. A TOXICOLOGICAL CHECK REVEALED THE PLT'S URINE/ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.238%. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44303


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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