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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13525
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:14-SEP-1975
Time:18:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30-320 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7038Y
C/n / msn: 30-41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eyjafjallajokull Glacier -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Edinburgh Airport (EDI/EGPH)
Destination airport:Reykjavik Airport, Rejjavik, Iceland (BIRK/RKV)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed when crashed September 14, 1975 at Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, north of Skˇgar and west of Mřrdalsj÷kull, Iceland (at Elevation 1,651 metres (5,417 feet) and approximate Coordinates 63░37′12″N 19░36′48″W). Both persons on board killed. Accident appears to have been a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain); whilst the aircraft was en route from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Reykjavik, Iceland it flew into rising ground. Wreckage recovered from the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier on September 15, 1975 (next day).

Accident Investigated & reported by Icelandic Government. C of A expired January 14, 1977. Registration N7038Y finally (and belatedly) cancelled by the FAA on March 16, 1994 (18-and-a-half years later)

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC76ON004 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=51214&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7038Y
3. https://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/glacier_eyjafjallajokull1.htm
4. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N7038Y.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
18-Mar-2017 00:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2018 19:54 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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