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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40518
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:23-FEB-1985
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N231GX
C/n / msn: 25-0251
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Coldwater, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Celina, OH (COA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE FLIGHT DEPARTED WITHOUT A PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION, ENGINE RUN UP, OR RADIO CALL ON UNICOM. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED DOING LOW ALTITUDE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT NOSE OVER AND IMPACT THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERTICA ATTITUDE FROM ABOUT 200 FT AGL. THE ENGINE WAS HEARD TO BE OPERATING AT OR NEAR FULL POWER UP TO IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X35646


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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