Accident Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche N7373Y, 18 May 1964
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13442
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Registration: N7373Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pacific Ocean off Eureka, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Murray Field, Eureka, CA (EKA/KEKA)
Destination airport: Murray Field, Eureka, CA (EKA/KEKA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) May 18, 1964 when crashed into the Pacific Ocean, off Eureka, California. Aircraft took off from Murray Field, 3 miles east of Eureka in Humboldt County, California. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "Pilot in command attempted to operate aircraft beyond experience/ability level; continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions low (200 feet) cloud ceiling, fog and snow. Pilot suffered spatial disorientation, and aircraft came to rest in water". Both persons on board (pilot under training and instructor) were killed.


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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
29-Feb-2016 21:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Feb-2016 21:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
02-Mar-2016 20:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Jan-2017 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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