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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238997
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic NAVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Navion
Registration: N225HJ
C/n / msn: NAV-4-188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Cedar City, Iron County, UT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Alton, UT (UT24)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 2, 2020, about 0839 mountain daylight time, a North American Navion airplane, N225HJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cedar City, Utah. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.
Preliminary radar data showed the airplane departed Strawberry Valley Estates Airport (UT24), Alton, Utah, about 0815. After departure, the airplane flew southwest bound before turning north where it continued to track for the remaining portion of the flight captured by surveillance data. The direction was consistent with a heading towards Cedar City, Utah, as well as near the reported accident site.
Several witnesses heard the pilot make a distress call. He said that they were out of gas and were trying to land in a field. Two other witnesses observed the airplane descending prior to impact with terrain. Shortly thereafter, a nearby communications tower collapsed. Local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site. A survey of the site revealed that all major components of the airplane necessary for flight were located at the accident site. A support cable from the tower was observed wrapped around the front of the airplane. There was no post impact fire.
The airplane was recovered to a secure location for future examination.


NTSB: (photo, in old c/s)


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Revision history:

02-Aug-2020 21:39 Captain Adam Added
02-Aug-2020 22:58 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 00:14 Geno Updated [Location, Source]
03-Aug-2020 02:56 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 13:07 Anon. Updated [Time, Source]
03-Aug-2020 16:14 Anon. Updated [Source]
03-Aug-2020 19:41 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 12:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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