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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35901
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Date:07-JUN-1994
Time:11:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20J
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4393H
C/n / msn: 24-0722
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Edgartown, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(1B2)
Destination airport:Ogdensburg, NY (OGS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO THE AIRPORT MANAGER, HE DID NOT WITNESS THE PILOT'S PREFLIGHT OF THE AIRPLANE. HE STATED THAT THE PILOT DEPARTED RUNWAY 24 IN A NORMAL MANNER AS HE DID ON MANY OCCASIONS. HE STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO SEE THE AIRPLANE INITIALLY DUE TO THE LOW VISIBILITY. HE SAID IT WAS 1/2 MILE IN FOG. HE STATED THAT HE SAW THE AIRPLANE IN A DESCENDING RIGHT HAND SPIRAL. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 300 FEET SOUTHWEST OF RUNWAY 21 AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE AIRPLANE WAS EXAMINED AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE PITOT TUBE COVER WAS IN PLACE ON THE PITOT TUBE. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION THAT FAILED TO REMOVE THE PITOT TUBE COVER WHICH LED TO LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01443


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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