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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13590
Last updated: 1 January 2020
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Date:20-OCT-1976
Time:19:08 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Skyline Aviation
Registration: N61436
C/n / msn: 31-7405465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:in sea off Hampton, Virgina -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Williamsburg International Airport (PHF/KPHF) Newport News, Virginia
Destination airport:Baltimore International Airport (BWI/KBWI) Baltimore,Maryland
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 20 October 1976 when ditched due to engine failure off Hampton, Virginia, killing all four persons on board (pilot, co-pilot, and two passengers). According to the NTSB report into the accident, crash attributed to "number 5 cylinder, right engine, exhaust valve would not seat. Right engine alternator bracket failed". Co Pilot injury presumed, as the Body of co-pilot not recovered.

Registration N61436 cancelled by the FAA 21 March 1977

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: IAD77FA008 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=55692&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=61436
3. http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1976/1976-72.htm
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/va/N61436/
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1976/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-newport-news-4-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 21:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:07 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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