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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13561
Last updated: 20 August 2017
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Date:14-FEB-1969
Time:18:20 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:Development Services
Registration: N7783Y
C/n / msn: 30-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Arkansas (ELD/KELD)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) February 14, 1969 when crashed at/near Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas (at approximate Coordinates 3313′16″N 09248′48″W): aircraft undershot, collided with trees and crashed during night landing approach. Aircraft on controlled VFR flight plan, although the flight conditions were IFR weather.

The pilot (the sole person on board) was killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PROBABLE CAUSE(S) - PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE. FACTOR(S) - WEAT HER - LOW CEILING - RAIN - FOG"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW69A0056 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=9045&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7783Y
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ar/N7783Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2017 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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