NTSB Identification: ATL84FA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22834.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1983 in CLEMSON, SC
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N7076V
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA ABOUT 15 MILES FROM ITS DESTINATION BUT ABOUT 16 MILES NORTH OF A STRAIGHT LINE BETWEEN GAINESVILLE, GA AND ANDERSON, SC. ONE WITNESS ABOUT 5 MILES FROM THE SITE SAW AN ACFT JUST BEFORE THE TIME OF THE CRASH FLYING AT ABOUT 1000 FT AGL WITH ITS LANDING LIGHT ON. THE LIGHT REMAINED ON ABOUT 30 SECOND THEN WENT OUT. THE ACFT WAS HEADING SOUTH & ITS ENGINE WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THIS WAS THE ACCIDENT ACFT. THE ACFT CRASHED AT 1903 FIXED BY A VICTIMS STOPPED WRISTWATCH. THE ACFT WAS EXPECTED BY RELATIVES IN ANDERSON BY 1930. THE OCCUPANTS HAD GONE TO GAINESVILLE, GA TO PICK UP A CHRISTMAS PRESENT AND THE CRASH OCCURRED ON THE WAY BACK. ACCORDING TO RELATIVES THE PLT HAD FLOWN INTO ANDERSON MANY TIMES AT NIGHT. THE PLT CALLED ANDERSON FSS ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE CRASH ASKING FOR AN ARPT ADVISORY, THERE WAS NO HINT OF ANY PROBLEM AND NO FURTHER CALLS FROM THE ACFT. INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL A REASON FOR THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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