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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8685
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:19-JUN-1968
Time:20:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 401
Owner/operator:Teterboro Airc
Registration: N3248Q
MSN: 401-0048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mohrsville, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot lost control of the plane after encountering bad weather conditions and turbulence. The plane impacted an open field in Mohrsville, north of Reading, and all 6 occupants were killed.
- Cause :
"The pilot continued under VFR mode in adverse weather conditions and attempted operation beyond experience/ability level. Turbulence associated with clouds and/or thunderstorm activity exceeded the designed stress limits of the aircraft, causing the horizontal stabilizer to buckle on both sides from positive air loads."

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Feb-2019 20:43 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Phase, Nature, Narrative]

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