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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36080
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Date:16-JUN-1983
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N794Y
C/n / msn: ME180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Moultonboro, NH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Laconia, NH (LC1)
Destination airport:Moultonboro, NH (NH08)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER MAKING AN INSTRUMENT ACPH TO LACONIA, NH, THE PLT LANDED, PHONED HIS WIFE & ADVISED HER OF HIS INTENTION TO FLY TO MOULTONBORO, NH. AFTER TAKING OFF, HE ADVISED MOULTONBORO UNICOM THAT HE HAD DEPARTED LACONIA & WAS OVER A NEARBY LAKE, BUT WAS HAVING A PROBLEM FINDING THE ARPT. THE UNICOM OPERATOR ADVISED THAT THE WX WAS BAD, THERE WAS FOG AT TREETOP LEVEL, BUT IF DESIRED THE RWY LIGHTS WOULD BE ILLUMINATED. THE PLT RESPONDED THAT WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY, HE WOULD CIRCLE A COUPLE OF TIMES TO SEE IF HE COULD FIND THE airport, IF NOT, HE WOULD RETURN TO LACONIA. NO FURTHER TRANSMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED FROM THE ACFT. WHEN THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE AT EITHER DESTINATION, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. IT WAS FOUND ABOUT 50 FT BELOW THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN RIDGE WHERE IT CRASHED AT AN ELEVATION OF APRX 2000 FT. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS FOUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43481


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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