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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13605
Last updated: 11 January 2020
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Date:18-JUL-1969
Time:5:24 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:United Clearings Inc
Registration: N9150Y
C/n / msn: 31-199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hollywood-Burbank Airport, Los Angeles County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hollywood-Burbank Airport (BUR/KBUR) Burbank, California
Destination airport:Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (FCH/KFCH) Fresno, California
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 18 July 1969 when crashed during initial climb out from Hollywood-Burbank Airport, Los Angeles County, California. Aircraft was engaged in a cargo flight to Fresno, California, and sustained an engine failure, due to carbon deposits on the spark plugs on #1 engine. Of the three persons on board, both crew (pilot and co-pilot) were killed. but the passenger survived, albeit severely injured.

Observers heard engine backfiring. Passenger was sitting between the pilot and co-pilot, with no seat or belt. Aircraft was taking off near gross maximum take off weight, and the cargo was not tied down securely. The cargo may have shifted in flight, upsetting the aircraft's centre of gravity.

Registration N9150Y cancelled by the FAA on August 21, 1970

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX70A0005 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=6356&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9150Y
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1969/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-hollywood-2-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ca/N9150Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 21:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 21:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport]
12-Sep-2017 18:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 17:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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