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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40560
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Date:13-JUN-1982
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Owner/operator:Mak Londahl
Registration: N231AW
C/n / msn: 25-0113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sandy, OR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Muling, OR
Destination airport:Bend, OR
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED INTO RISING TERRAIN IN MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO FLT PLAN HAD BEEN FILED. THE ACFT CRASHED 25 MILES FROM THE TAKEOFF POINT ON 6/12/82 AND WAS MISSING UNTIL 9/9/83. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING FROM PORTLAND FSS INDICATING CEILINGS OF 1400 TO 1500 FT AGL AND VISIBILITIES OF 4 TO 5 MILES IN LIGHT RAIN. THE REPORTING STATIONS ELEVATIONS RANGE FROM 23 TO 243 FT MSL. THE ACFT CRASHED AT AN ELEVATION OF 2300 FT MSL IN RISING TERRAIN. THE WRECKAGE INDICATED CONTACT WITH THE TREES WAS MADE IN LEVEL FLT AT HIGH CRUISING SPEED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04181


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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