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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216598
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Time:13:59 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American SNJ-5 Texan
Owner/operator:Condor Squadron Officers and Airmans Assoc Inc
Registration: N7969C
C/n / msn: 88-16316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
The aircraft impacted the median barrier during a force landing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, California. The aircraft was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the sole pilot was uninjured.

ex.USAAF/42-84535, Bu.43974.

NTSB preliminary report:

On October 23, 2018, about 1344 Pacific daylight time, a North American SNJ-5 airplane, N7969C, made an emergency landing onto a highway following a total loss of engine power near Agoura Hills, California. The airline transport pilot was not injured. A postimpact fire ensued, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Condor Squadron Officers and Airmens Association, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a personal flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Van Nuys, California, about 1336.

The pilot reported that, shortly after departure he heard two loud bangs, followed by total loss of engine power. Subsequently the pilot elected to land onto a highway. After touchdown, the airplane swerved to the left and the left wing impacted a concrete center divider and a postimpact fire ensued.

The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further investigation.


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Previous ASN accident occurence (2017) :

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Revision history:

23-Oct-2018 21:53 Geno Added
24-Oct-2018 00:04 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
24-Oct-2018 06:45 harro Updated [Embed code]
24-Oct-2018 07:21 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
24-Oct-2018 07:22 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Embed code]
24-Oct-2018 07:24 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
24-Oct-2018 08:47 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]
09-Sep-2019 16:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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