Accident Aero Commander 500 N8473C,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2755
 
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Date:Saturday 9 January 1971
Time:19:31
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
Category:Accident
Location:Carson, Skamania County, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
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
Narrative:
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
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

1. NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=58241&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=8473C
3. https://sites.google.com/site/aerocommanderproductionlist/
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1971/archives/crash-of-a-rockwell-aero-commander-500-in-washington-1-killed/]
5. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/wa/N8473C/

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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