ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45320
Last updated: 26 April 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:08-JAN-2003
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5629Q
C/n / msn: 3104
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:WARNER SPRINGS, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fullerton, CA (FUL)
Destination airport:Borrego Springs, CA (L08)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane collided with mountainous terrain covered with brushy vegetation. Examination of the engine and airframe did not reveal any preimpact anomalies. The coroner determined that the manner of death of the pilot was natural, resulting from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Probable Cause: the pilot's loss of control during flight as a result of incapacitation due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030123X00093&key=1


Revision history:

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

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description