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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13591
Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Date:05-FEB-1969
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Visador Company Inc
Registration: N440VC
C/n / msn: 31-416
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jasper County-Bell Field, Jasper, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Jasper County-Bell Field, Jasper, Texas (JAS/KJAS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 5 February 1969 when crashed during initial climb out from Jasper County-Bell Field, Jasper, Texas (JAS/KJAS). According to the NTSB report, the pilot in command "continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions". Aircraft destroyed when collided with trees. Pilot of aircraft in vicinity diverted to Beaumont, Texas, because of low ceiling and poor visibility conditions.

Of the four persons on board, three - both crew and one passenger - were killed. The other passenger survived with serious injuries.

NOTE: This crash should not be confused with the crash of the "other" Piper PA-31 registration number N440VC, a PA-31-310 c/no 31-486, which crashed on Saturday, January 08, 2005 in Crooked Island, Bahamas

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW69A0052 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=9043&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=440VC
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N440VC/
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20150911194233/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1969/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-jasper-3-killed/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
08-Oct-2011 02:10 Anon. Updated [Cn]
29-Mar-2013 12:00 Anon. Updated [Damage]
26-Apr-2015 21:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 18:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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