Accident Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche N8051Y,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13473
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Date:Tuesday 10 October 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:Burnside Ott Aviation Training Center
Registration: N8051Y
MSN: 30-1164
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Atlantic Ocean, near Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Opa Locka Airport (OPF/KOPF)
Destination airport:Opa Locka Airport (OPF/KOPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10 October 1967: went missing on a training flight (dual instruction) from Burnside Ott Aviation Training Center, at Opa-Locka Airport (OPF/KOPF), Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Aircraft missing on a multi-engine training flight. Damage and injury indexes presumed, as no trace of the aircraft or the three persons on board was ever found. (Persons on board: instructor, pilot under training and examiner). Aircraft presumed to have crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coastline near Opa-Locka.

(The same aircraft had previously crashed on August 8 1967 at 17:30 hours, when it stalled and landed 'hard' during a go-around at West Palm Beach, Florida; no injuries sustained to the two persons on board. See link #4)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA68A0038
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: MIA68A0038:
2. FAA:
4. Previous crash on 08/08/1967: NTSB Identification: MIA68F0133 at

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
28-Jan-2015 01:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2017 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2019 20:35 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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