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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 125008
Last updated: 9 September 2020
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Date:03-APR-1973
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane-Saulnier MS.894A Rallye Minerva
Owner/operator:BFA Aviation
Registration: N50BF
C/n / msn: 11870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Banner Elk, North Carolina (NC06)
Destination airport:Engelhard, North Carolina (7W6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3.4.1973: Crashed shortly after take off from Beech Mountain Airport, North Carolina. Climbing between two mountain peaks, the aircraft encountered a downdraft. The pilot applied full power, but the aircraft was wrecked in an uncontrolled descent, when it collided with trees at Banner Elk, North Carolina

Registration N50BF cancelled by the FAA on June 25 1973

Sources:

1. NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=68539&key=0
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/rallye.pdf
3. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=50BF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Sep-2014 04:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2014 04:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]

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