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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31994
Last updated: 1 September 2015
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Time:~0100 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Dwyer Flying Service
Registration: N3794N
C/n / msn: 1019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mason City, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mason City Municipal Airport, Iowa
Destination airport:Moorhead, Minnesota
Crashed shortly after take-off in IMC conditions; pilot (Roger Peterson) not instrument-rated. Also killed in the accident, 8 km N of Clear Lake, were Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and Jiles P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). The accident became known as 'The day the music died'.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
21-Aug-2010 09:15 TB Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2015 06:20 Deeday-UK Updated [Narrative]
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