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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13574
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:11-NOV-1976
Time:16:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Centurion Builders
Registration: N74941
C/n / msn: 31-7305086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Traverse City, Michigan (TVC/KTVC)
Destination airport:Grand Haven, Michigan (FAA LID:3GM)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 11 November 1976 when stalled and crashed at Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Michigan, due to failure of both engines on final approach to Grand Haven, Michigan. Fuel starvation was a probable factor. According to the NTSB report into the accident: "right boost pump inoperative, cross-feed used to start right engine. Cross-feed found on,left inboard tank dry".

Of the nine persons on board (pilot and eight passengers) two were killed (the pilot and one passenger). Registration N74941 cancelled by the FAA on 6 February 1977

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CHI77FA006 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=56007&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=74941
3. http://baaa-acro.maleo.net/1976/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-spring-lake-2-killed/
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/mi/N74941/
5. http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/Aircraft/7/N74941.shtm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:07 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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