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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44512
Last updated: 5 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690D Jetprop 900
Owner/operator:7 Delta Romeo
Registration: N337DR
C/n / msn: 15007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North Las Vegas, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:North Las Vegas, NV (KVGT)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The passenger flying the airplane made a hard landing after the pilot had experienced an incapacitating cardiac event. Shortly after takeoff the pilot turned the plane around to return to the departure airport. He started coughing and then went unconscious. The passenger in the right seat, who had no piloting experience, took control of the airplane and made several landing attempts. During the fourth landing attempt he stalled the airplane at a low altitude. The airplane impacted terrain, landing flat on its belly a few hundred feet short of the runway. The autopsy report attributed the pilot's cause of death to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Probable Cause: The incapacitation of the pilot.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 08:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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