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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44030
Last updated: 23 July 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: N312RV
C/n / msn: 21199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Novato, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lincoln, CA (O51)
Destination airport:Petaluma, CA (O69)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a cross country flight in dark night conditions, the aircraft collided with the side of a hill while diverting to an alternate airport. Low fog was reported to be moving into the area at the destination airport and the alternate airport at the time of the accident. Post accident inspection of the wreckage and engine did not reveal evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain terrain clearance while maneuvering. Rising terrain, fog and dark night conditions were factors.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Feb-2017 10:03 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
05-Dec-2017 09:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]