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Last updated: 24 May 2020
Status:Final
Date:Friday 27 July 1973
Time:10:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-61
Operator:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Registration: N127
C/n / msn: 19176/290
First flight: 1966-07-01 (7 years )
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:over Yukon, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), United States of America
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with a private Cessna 172K aircraft, N78297. The small plane crashed, killing all 3 on board. The Boeing 727 landed safely at Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - failed to see and avoid other aircraft
FACTOR(S):
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
personnel - traffic control personnel: other

Sources:
» NTSB


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