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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13558
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:04-JUN-1971
Time:21:00 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:Ray Lee Construction
Registration: N8433Y
C/n / msn: 30-1592
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eliasville, Young County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Shreveport Regional Airport, Bossier City, Louisiana (SHV/KSHV)
Destination airport:Lubbock International Airport, Lubbock, Texas (LBB/KLBB)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) June 4, 1971 when crashed at Eliasville, Young County, Texas (at approximate co ordinates 32 57′ 35″ N, 98 45′ 55″ W) whilst en route between Bossier City, Louisiana and Lubbock, Texas: the pilot - the sole person on board - was killed. Aircraft destroyed when caught fire after crash impact. Pilot incapacitation was the probable cause of the accident: NTSB investigations indicated that the Pilot was asleep at the controls at the time of the accident. A post-mortem revealed the pilots Blood alcohol to be 88 mg percent. According to the following excerpt from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT
FACTOR(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALCOHOLIC IMPAIRMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND JUDGMENT - PILOT FATIGUE"


Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW71AF080 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=60267&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=8433Y
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N8433Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
28-Jan-2017 23:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2017 23:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Jan-2017 23:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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