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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13479
Last updated: 28 September 2016
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Date:16-MAY-1965
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30
Owner/operator:Bradford Motor Works
Registration: N7228Y
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles SW of Sacul, Nacogdoches County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) May 16 1965 when suffered structural failure in flight two miles south west of Sacul, Nacogdoches County, Texas. (Near co-ordinates 31'61.67" N, 94'93.33" W). Aircraft was flying in an area of severe thunderstorm activity, and during the flight, the severe down draughts tore off both wings. The three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed. The wreckage was recovered on May 21 1965

According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT; CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT. WEATHER: THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY, LOW CEILING, SQUALL LINE"

Sources:
1. NTSB Identification: FTW65A0118 at http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=75407&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7228Y
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N7228Y/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacul,_Texas


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
02-Mar-2016 00:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2016 21:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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