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Status:Final
Date:Friday 27 December 1974
Time:20:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 60
Operator:Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation
Registration: N920G
MSN: 306-74
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-8 Turbo Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 3 km E of Lancaster-Fairfield County Airport, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO, United States of America
Destination airport:Lancaster-Fairfield County Airport, OH (KHLQ), United States of America
Narrative:
Hit trees on a high ground during an IFR approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - disregard of good operating practice
FACTOR(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
terrain - high obstructions

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Daily Sentinel - Dec 29, 1974


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