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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41579
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Date:07-JUL-1988
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 320
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N320DB
C/n / msn: 320B0034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Atwood, KS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Broomfield, CO (BIC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PIC HAD DEPTD THE DENVER METRO AREA CARRYING PAX TO VACATION IN INDIANA. NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED AND THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A PREFLT WX BRIEF. THE FLT PROGRSD WITHOUT ANY KNOWN DIFFICULTY UNTIL REACHING THE COLORODO/KANSAS BORDER. THE PIC RQSTD AND RCVD WX OBS FOR LOCATIONS AHEAD OF HIM, HAVING OBSVD A LGE AREA OF CLOUD BUILDUP. THE PIC WAS ADVISED OF LEVEL 2 RAIN SHOWERS WITH INBEDDED TSTM ACTIVITY ALONG THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. NTAP DISPLAYED NO APPRECIABLE ALTERATION OF GND TRACK SUBSEQUENT TO THE WX BRIEF. HOWEVER THE (NTAP) DATA INDICATED LRGE CHANGES IN ALTITUDES, PSBLY INDICATING SEVERE TURBULENCE. THE LAST DATA INDICATED A 12,000 FT PER MIN DESCENT. THE ACFT IMPACTED INVERTED IN A FURROWED FIELD. EVIDENCE INDICATED LGTNG STRIKES TO THE COCKPIT AND WING AND A CABIN FIRE. RADAR DATA INDICATED THE ACFT PENETRATED AN AREA OF LVL FOUR TSTMS. PORTIONS OF THE ACFT WERE FOUND STREWN OVER A ONE MILE AREA. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X26326


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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