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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38398
 
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Date:25-SEP-1986
Time:18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic A37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A-37A Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Thunderbird Aviation
Registration: N3757Z
MSN: 67-14537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Yantley, AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Troy, AL (TOI)
Destination airport:Addison, TX (ADS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT HAD JUST PURCHASED THE ACFT WHICH HAD AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE. DURING A PREFLT WX BRIEFING, HE WAS ADVISED OF TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG HIS ROUTE. AFTER TAKEOFF, HE INITIATED A CLIMB TO FL 240 & LEVELED OFF APRX 10 MIN LATER. AFTER ANOTHER 7 MIN, THE PLT TRANSMITTED 'N3757Z, I'M IN TROUBLE!' SHORTLY THEREAFTER, RADIO & RADAR CONTACT WITH THE ACFT WERE LOST. A MILITARY ACFT WAS DIVERTED TO THE AREA & THE CRASH SITE WAS LOCATED. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN, WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND. FLT CREWS OF OTHER ACFT RPRTD THERE WAS HEAVY WX ACTIVITY IN THE VICINITY OF THE ACDNT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34695


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Aug-2013 07:51 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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