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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 126677
Last updated: 4 June 2019
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Date:30-OCT-1975
Time:22:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Russell A. Firestone Junior
Registration: N32510
C/n / msn: 34-7570027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Dallas North Airport, Plano, N of Dallas, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dallas North Airport (FAA LID: F26), Plano, Texas
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) October 30, 1975 when undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft ground looped on landing at Dallas North Airport (F26), Plano, Texas (at approximate co ordinates 33.08N, 96.739W (North of Dallas, TX)). The aircraft had been stolen, and the pilot had drugs (marijuana) in his system at the time of the accident. According to the following extract from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"TYPE OF ACCIDENT
GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE; GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING: ROLL
PROBABLE CAUSE(S) PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
FACTOR(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - STOLEN OR UNAUTHORIZED FLIGHT; OVERLOAD FAILURE; FIRE AFTER IMPACT
AIRCRAFT STOLEN. INJURY INDEX PRESUMED. MARIJUANA FOUND ON BOARD."

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW76FPA10 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=50551&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=32510
3. http://www.aircraftdomain.com/tail-number/n32510.html
4. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_Dallas_N.htm
5. http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/Aircraft/3/N32510.shtm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2016 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 14:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 14:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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