Accident Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche N7783Y, 14 Feb 1969
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13561
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Time:18:20 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:Development Services
Registration: N7783Y
MSN: 30-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Arkansas (ELD/KELD)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) February 14, 1969 when crashed at/near Goodwin Field Airport, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas (at approximate Coordinates 33°13′16″N 092°48′48″W): aircraft undershot, collided with trees and crashed during night landing approach. Aircraft on controlled VFR flight plan, although the flight conditions were IFR weather.

The pilot (the sole person on board) was killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PROBABLE CAUSE(S) - PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE. FACTOR(S) - WEAT HER - LOW CEILING - RAIN - FOG"


1. NTSB Identification: FTW69A0056 at
2. FAA:

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13 May 1969 N8672Y Private 6 Ripon, San Joaquin County, California w/o
30 Jun 1969 N8609Y Delware Aviation 2 Rancocas, Westampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey w/o
4 Sep 1970 N8636Y Private 2 Prince George Airport, Prince George, British Columbia sub
21 Sep 1974 N8753Y Private 0 Rosenbaum Field Airport, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin w/o
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5 Aug 1976 N1139T Private 0 Grayson Airport, Summerton, Clarendon County, South Carolina w/o
Wire strike.

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2017 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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