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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204453
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Mach Tuck LLC
Registration: N54857
C/n / msn: 27-7554157
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ruby Mountains east of Elko, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:McClellan Airfield (KMCC)
Destination airport:Salt Lake City Intíl (KSLC)
The airplane is missing. Search operations are being conducted. On Sunday 14 January 2018 the airplane had still not been located.
On 19 January 2018, a helicopter captured a photo of a crashed plane, but bad weather prevented the helicopter from reaching the crash site.
The Piper went missing after it was diverted to Elko Regional Airport due to "icing and turbulent conditions".
Sgt. Nick Czegledi of the Elko County Sheriff's Department in Nevada said : "We believe we have located it, it's just not easy to get up there right now," Czegledi said Friday. "We're just waiting for the weather to clear. Hopefully, God willing, we can get up there tomorrow and do what we need to do."


Revision history:

15-Jan-2018 10:59 gerard57 Added
15-Jan-2018 19:27 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source]
20-Jan-2018 12:53 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
20-Jan-2018 23:53 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]

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