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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 11658
Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Date:20-JAN-1965
Time:19:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:J & J Aircraft Inc
Registration: N5585Y
MSN: 27-2691
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Atlantic Ocean, off coast of Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport , Sarasota, Florida (KSRQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec N5585Y: Written off (destroyed) January 20 1965 when ditched into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on an air taxi charter flight. There were three persons on board (pilot and two passengers); the pilot and one passenger survived and were rescued, but one passenger was killed. According to the summary of the official NTSB Report:

"ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION
DITCHING
PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: COMPASS RECEIVERS
FACTOR(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER - LOW ON FUEL"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA65A0076: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=77572&key=0
2. https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 Oct 1985 N5815Y private 1 Pensacola, FL w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2020 18:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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