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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45235
Last updated: 5 November 2020
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Date:21-APR-2003
Time:15:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic M200 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 200D
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N243M
C/n / msn: 295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Corona de Tucso, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marana, AZ (AVQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While making low passes over a construction site, the airplane collided with a trailer and came to rest about 150 yards from the first identified point of contact. Two separate toxicological tests were conducted on the pilot. The Pima County Forensic Science Center found a 0.15-percent blood alcohol level while a separate toxicological test performed by the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute found a 100-mg/dL (0.10-percent) blood alcohol level.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate clearance from obstructions while performing low level passes. The pilot's physical impairment due to a high blood alcohol level was also causal.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030426X00575&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2016 20:17 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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