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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13603
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:28-DEC-1967
Time:16:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Owner/operator:Pangles Inc
Registration: N9040Y
C/n / msn: 31-54
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Williamsport Regional Airport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvaina (IPT/KIPT
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 28 December 1967: crashed at Muncy, Pennsylvania, due to engine failure in flight, killing all three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) According to the NTSB report:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
WEATHER - LOW CEILING

FACTOR(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FAILURE OF TWO OR MORE ENGINES
COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC68A0084 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=14933&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9040Y
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1967/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-pennsylvania-3-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/pa/N9040Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Apr-2015 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2017 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 17:41 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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