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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36479
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Date:24-OCT-1948
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic S108 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson 108-3
Owner/operator:Joseph Rosenkranz
Registration: NC6404
C/n / msn: 1084404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Moose Creek, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Moose Creek, ID (1U1)
Destination airport:Lewiston, ID (LWS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ON OCTOBER 24, 1948, THE PILOT DEPARTED A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP AT THE MOOSE CREEK RANCH AT 1645. TWO OTHER PILOTS THAT DEPARTED AT THE SAME TIME REPORTED ENCOUNTERING HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS ALONG THE SELWAY RIVER AS THEY HEADED WESTBOUND. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN APRIL, 1987, 19 MILES WEST OF MOOSE CREEK, IN THE SELWAY RIVER DRAINAGE, IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE WRECKAGE EXHIBITED CHARACTERISTICS CONSISTENT WITH IMPACT WITH TREES AND TERRAIN IN CRUISE FLIGHT. CAUSE: THE PILOTS ATTEMPTED VFR FLIGHT IN IMC CONDITIONS. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE SNOW SHOWERS AND THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001218X45444


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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