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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44569
Last updated: 11 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Owner/operator:Flight Charter Corporation
Registration: N35JL
C/n / msn: D9942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norwich, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Norwich, NY (OIC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot started the airplane's engine, and allowed it to run on the ground for about 30 minutes prior to takeoff. Several witnesses viewed the airplane as it flew in the airport traffic pattern, and reported that the engine made unusual sounds and was "failing." The airplane descended, contacted a street light and terrain, and then was consumed by a postcrash fire. Examination of the remaining wreckage revealed no mechanical anomalies. The 29-year-old airplane was equipped with its original engine, which had not been overhauled during the airplane's 1,057 hours of operation.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



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 07:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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