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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41577
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Date:17-MAY-1986
Time:17:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic C320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 320D
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N320SD
C/n / msn: 320D0068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Van Nuys, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mojave, CA (MOJ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS RETURNING FROM A X-COUNTRY FLT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT ON A LOW DOWNWIND LEG AND MADE TWO SUDDEN STEEP TURNS, ONE TO THE EAST FOLLOWED BY A SUDDEN STEEP TURN TO THE NORTH PRIOR TO A NOSE DOWN IMPACT INTO THE GROUND. THE WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING OR HEARING NO MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO THE CRASH. ONE WITNESS STATED THE AIRCRAFT STALLED DURING THE LAST TURN. A REVIEW OF THE RECORDED CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PILOT AND THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER DID NOT REVEAL ANY UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES DURING THE LANDING APPROACH. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X33582


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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