Accident Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche N7201Y, 29 Dec 1969
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13514
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Time:22:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Registration: N7201Y
MSN: 30-225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Harold Davidson Field, Vermillion, South Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Harold Davidson Field, Vermillion, South Dakota (VMR/KVMR)
Destination airport:Fort Collins, Colorado (FAA LID: 3V5)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) December 29, 1969 when crashed during the initial climb out phase from Harold Davidson Field, Vermillion, South Dakota: aircraft took off into fog at night, stalled, spun into the ground, and collided with trees. The two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "Pilot in Command - Initiated flight into adverse weather conditions"

Wreckage not recovered for two days - Recovery date December 31 1969. Registration N7201Y cancelled by the FAA on July 15, 1971.


1. NTSB Identification: MKC70A0037 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Jan-2017 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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