Accident Mooney M20C N1398W,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 386309
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Date:Saturday 13 January 2001
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:Peter Baldwin
Registration: N1398W
MSN: 2626
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:3216 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Somerset, MA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Newport-State Airport, RI (NPT/KUUU)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
About 8 minutes before sunset, during a low level, northbound flight along a river, the airplane struck high tension cables. Upon cable impact, the airplane lost the vertical stabilizer and rudder, and the pilot was forced to land in the river. After touchdown, the airplane skidded into rocks along the shoreline.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate visual lookout. A factor was the dusk lighting conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC01LA066
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




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