Accident Aero Commander 500 N8473C,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2755
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Date:Saturday 9 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Commander 500
Owner/operator:Mission Drywall Co Inc
Registration: N8473C
MSN: 500-801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Carson, Skamania County, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO/KHIO) Oregon
Destination airport:Spokane International Airport (GEG/KGEG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 09.01.1971: crashed at Carson, Skamania County, Washington (at approximate co-ordinates 45° 43′ 32″ N, 121° 49′ 5″ W). Aircraft flew into known icing conditions (fog, sleet and freezing rain). Aircraft not de-icer equipped. Pilot in command continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions and low cloud ceiling (800 feet). Aircraft caught fire after impact and was burnt out. Wreckage Recovery date 1/12/71.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA71AS033
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Nov-2014 12:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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