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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39159
Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:27-JUL-1987
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic S108 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson 108-3
Owner/operator:Delma Haney
Registration: N744C
C/n / msn: 3744
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kirbyville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Orange, TX (ORG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT APPROACHED THE KIRBYVILLE AIRPORT IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING, WITNESSES STATED THAT SMOKE WAS OBSERVED COMING FROM THE ENGINE AREA. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED 30 FOOT PINE TREES, & CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A LARGE TREE APPROXIMATELY 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL AND BURST INTO FLAMES. THE PILOT APPEARED TO BE ATTEMPTING TO REACH AN OPEN FIELD IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE POINT OF IMPACT. AN ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE ACFT AND ENGINE WERE EXTENSIVELY DMGD BY IMPACT AND POSTCRASH FIRE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31514


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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