NTSB Identification: SEA05CA200.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 24, 2005 in Medford, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas 369E, registration: N5207C
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

In a written statement dated September 27, the pilot reported that he elected to make a precautionary landing after seeing an unspecified "flicker on the dash warning lights." He stated that before arriving at the spot he intended to land "fog closed in and I become disoriented and missed the spot."

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

In-flight collision with terrain during a precautionary landing. Factors include instrument meteorological conditions and pilot disorientation.

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