Accident Mooney M20E N7778M,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40539
 
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Date:Sunday 9 January 1983
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20E
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7778M
MSN: 21-0033
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:1104 hours
Engine model:LYCOMING IO 360 A1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Cushing, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cushing, OK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWERLINE DURING A LOW FLT DOWN A RIVER. THE ACFT IMPACTED 3 HIGH TENSION CABLES SPANNING THE RIVER. WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT WAS FLYING LOW AND FAST. THE COLLISION PRODUCED A SOUND 'LIKE A GUNSHOT' AND THE ACFT FELL TO THE GROUND AND BOUNCED. IT SPUN AROUND AND ENDING UP FACING IN A DIRECTION OPPOSITE TO THE flight. THE WRECKAGE CAME TO REST ON A SANDBAR IN THE RIVER BED WITH A STRAND OF CABLE AROUND THE PROPELLER. BOTH OCCUPANTS RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41984

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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