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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 12679
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:03-JUL-1968
Time:11:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Anderson Aviation Sales Co Inc
Registration: N6703J
C/n / msn: 28-24398
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Oracle, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Peppersauce Airstrip, near Oracle, Arizona
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) July 3, 1968: Crashed near Orcale, Arizona, while caught in a in downdraft during a low pass up a mountain canyon. According to the NTSB accident report: "PROBABLE CAUSE(S) - PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING. MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNWARRANTED LOW FLYING"

Aircraft caught fire after impact: of the pilot and two passengers on board, only the pilot survived. Registration N6703J cancelled by the FAA on June 18, 1970

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX69A0001 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=12490&key=0&queryId=b3e3b2e9-a5a2-4d6a-aefd-b87fe54d5b5c&pgno=3&pgsize=200
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=6703J
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/az/N6703J/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle,_Arizona


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Aug-2016 11:43 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
10-Sep-2016 16:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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