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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13589
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:20-NOV-1968
Time:17:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-300 Navajo
Owner/operator:London Property Inc
Registration: N9174Y
C/n / msn: 31-231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jefferson County Airport, Nederland, 9 miles SE of Beaumont, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Jefferson County Airport, Nederland Texas (BPT/KBPT)
Destination airport:Jefferson County Airport, Nederland Texas (BPT/KBPT)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 20 November 1968: stalled during steep bank at low altitude during final approach to Jefferson County Airport, Nederland, nine miles south east of Beaumont, Texas, during a post maintainence test flight. Pilot in command failed to maintain safe minimum flying speed. Aircraft made precautionary emergency landing, due to "suspected mechanical discrepancy", and caught fire on impact.

All five persons on board (pilot and four passengers) were killed. Registration N9174Y issued 16 July 1968, cancelled by the FAA 29 June 1970

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW69A0034 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=10182&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9174Y
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1968/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-nederland-5-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N9174Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 18:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Sep-2017 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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