Accident Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche N7262Y, 24 Sep 1964
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13547
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Time:03:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:Lubbock Wrecking Co Inc
Registration: N7262Y
MSN: 30-297
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Denver City Airport, 1 mile NW of Denver City, Yoakum County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Denver City Airport, Texas (FAA LID: E57)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) September 24, 1964, when crashed during initial climb out from Denver City Airport, one mile north-west of Denver City, Yoakum County, Texas at co-ordinates 32°58′07″N 102°49′52″W. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING;

The pilot in command (the sole person on board) was killed. Weather conditions at the time of the crash included fog and a low cloud ceiling. Aircraft was being flown as VFR in conditions only suitable for IFR flight


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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Mar-2016 23:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2016 23:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
02-Mar-2016 20:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 14:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport]

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