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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36629
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Date:21-MAY-1994
Time:09:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic NAVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ryan Navion
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1669Z
C/n / msn: NAV-4-1669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Olympia, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Yakima, WA (YKM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE CLIMBING DURING A DOWNWIND DEPARTURE, THE PILOT OF THE NAVION DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND INITIATED A DESCENDING TURN BACK TOWARD THE AIRFIELD. AFTER THE TURN WAS INITIATED, WITNESSES NOTED AN INTENSE FIRE IN THE CABIN OF THE AIRCRAFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A STEEP, LEFT WING LOW, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND WAS DEMOLISHED BY IMPACT AND FIRE. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE FIRE AND SMOKE WERE SO INTENSE THAT THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE SPECIFIC SOURCE OF FIRE WAS NOT DETERMINED. CAUSE: AN INFLIGHT FIRE FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01390


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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