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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13540
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Time:20:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:Continental Charters
Registration: N7996Y
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:PW Johnson Memorial Airport, 2 nm N of New Martinsville, West Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:P W Johnson Memorial Airport, New Martinsville, West Virginia (FAA LID
Destination airport:
Written off (destroyed) May 27 1968 when stalled during initial climb out from P W Johnson Memorial Airport, 2 nautical miles north of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia (FAA LID: 75D, at approximate Coordinates: 3941′02″N 8051′44″W): pilot made a short field take off from wet grass runway at night. Per the official NTSB report into the accident: "PROBABLE CAUSE(S) - PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED"

The pilot (the sole person on board) was killed


1. NTSB Identification: DIA68A0050 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2017 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2017 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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