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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4117
Last updated: 4 December 2016
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Date:05-NOV-1976
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic T34P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft D45
Owner/operator:El Toro Marine
Registration: N14406
C/n / msn: 144068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Avalon, CA -   United States of America
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Narrative:
Observed low over ocean,aircraft smoking. Sank in 1560ft of water.

An eyewitness reported: "While returning to Long Beach aboard the Catalina Flyer. I witnessed this crash. The aircraft was very low when it passed over or very near the bow and we could feel the heat from the flames. It crashed into the sea on the left of the ship. It sank quickly and we did not see any debris. The Captain of the Flyer turned and circled the area until the Coast Guard arrived. Another Catalina Flyer headed for Newport also turned around and joined the search."

Sources:
NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
02-Nov-2016 18:50 harro Updated [Narrative]
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