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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13594
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:24-OCT-1974
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Altus Flying Services
Registration: N979L
C/n / msn: 31-459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blair, Jackson County, Oklahoma (at 34°46′N, 99°20'W) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW/KLAW), Lawton, Oklahoma
Destination airport:Altus Air Force Base (LTS/KLTS) Altus, Oklahoma
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 24 October 1975 when crashed at Blair, Jackson County, Oklahoma,[at approximate co ordinates at 34°46′45″N 99°20′0″W] whilst on approach to Altus AFB, Oklahoma: air traffic control failed to provide radar vectoring as requested. Collided with the ground on final approach in rain and fog. Pilot descended below minimum descent for approach. Of the four person on board, two passengers were killed, the pilot was seriously injured, and one passenger was slightly injured

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW75AF029 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=41026&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=979L
3. http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1974/1974-64.htm
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1974/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-altus-2-killed/]
5. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ok/N979L/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 17:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
21-Sep-2017 16:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Sep-2017 16:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:08 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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