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Tail numberN6422U
Accident dateJuly 22, 2009
Aircraft typeMooney M20C
LocationElma, WA
Near 47.041389 N, -123.434722 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On July 22, 2009, at 1447 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20C, N6422U, sustained substantial damage following an in-flight collision with trees, power transmission lines and terrain approximately 5 miles northwest of Elma, Washington. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the airplane, was killed. The airplane was registered to the pilot, and was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) fire patrol flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The flight departed Olympia, Washington, at 1417; no flight plan was filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at Olympia and the accident location.

A witness observed smoke trailing from the airplane as it descended towards trees. Shortly thereafter, the airplane impacted trees and power transmission lines.

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