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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40515
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Date:25-JUN-1993
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5655M
C/n / msn: 25-0758
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hobart, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(3HO)
Destination airport:Unknown
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRPLANE WAS OBERVED DEPARTING IN LIGHT MIST BY THE AIRPORT MANAGER AND THREE OTHER PERSONS. THE AIRPLANE WAS OVERDUE AND A SEARCH WAS CONDUCTED BY THE CIVIL AIR PATROL AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD. THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF LAKE MICHIGAN AND SURROUNDING LAND MASS WAS SEARCHED WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MISSING AIRPLANE'S DEPARTURE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PILOT WAS DIRECTED BY THE PILOT TO CHANGE THE VACUUM PUMP. THE MECHANIC WAS NOT ABLE TO DO SO. THE MECHANIC STATED THE PILOT TOLD HIM HE HAD REMOVED THE PUMP LATER IN THE WEEK. NO EVIDENCE OF SUCH MAINTENANCE WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. PIECES OF AN AIRPLANE HAVE BEEN FOUND ALONG THE MICHIGAN LAKESHORE WHICH MATCH THE AIRPLANE'S INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR COLORS. THE PILOT IS PRESUMED DEAD. CAUSE: undetermined.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X12554


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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