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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37291
Last updated: 16 August 2020
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Date:12-DEC-1999
Time:12:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N270BB
C/n / msn: 27-0012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Approx 9 miles NE of Missoula, MT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Spokane, WA (SFF)
Destination airport:Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While at cruise at flight level 250 (25,000 feet), the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. While making an emergency descent in the direction of an alternate airport, the aircraft collided with mountainous terrain and was destroyed. Post-accident examination and testing of the airframe, engine and associated components revealed no evidence of a preexisting mechanical malfunction or failure.

Probable Cause: Engine failure for undetermined reasons. Factors include the lack of suitable terrain for an emergency landing, trees and mountainous terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20318&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
01-Jul-2013 16:03 JINX Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 10:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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