Accident Cessna 340 N5AM, 24 Aug 1974
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8672
 
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Date:24-AUG-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Aircraft Mobilehomes Inc
Registration: N5AM
MSN: 340-0010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Bond, near Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mount Washington Regional Airport, Whitefield, New Hampshire (HIS/KHIE
Destination airport:Knox County Regional Airport, Rockland, Maine (RKD/KRKD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) August 24, 1974 due to a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) in adverse weather conditions (including turbulence, fog and thunderstorms) at Mount Bond, near Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"Weather briefing: numerous thunderstorms encountered. Departed Whitefield, NH for Rockland, ME in IFR conditions. Cancelled flight plan at 9,000 feet whilst en route. Hit mountain slope in fog at 4,698 feet elevation near Whitefield, NH. Pilot in command: improper in-flight decisions and planning."

Registration N5AM cancelled by the FAA on January 28 1976

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC75AN023 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=39143&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=5AM
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bond


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
12-Mar-2016 21:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2016 21:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
12-Mar-2016 21:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Feb-2018 15:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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