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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13613
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Date:19-JAN-1975
Time:12:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Owner/operator:Faulkner Concrete
Registration: N1FP
C/n / msn: 31-768
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport, Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport, Hattiesburg MS (KPIB/PIB)
Destination airport:H.L. Sonny Callahan Airport, Fairhope, Alabama (KCQF/CQF)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) January 19, 1975, when crashed at Fairhope, Alabama. Aircraft experienced a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) during final approach to H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (KCQF/CQF) four miles south east of Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. According to the following extract from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: AILERON AND AILERON TAB CONTROL SYSTEM
MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN MATERIAL AFFECTING NORMAL OPERATIONS
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - JAMMED CONTROLS, FIRE AFTER IMPACT

A screwdriver was found inserted in control chain between pins 13-14. Full right travel could and did lock aileron controls."

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA75AM046: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=47646&key=0
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1975/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-cheyenne-in-alabama-2-killed/]
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/al/N1FP/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2009 12:08 DavidAshley Updated
06-Aug-2017 18:38 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Aug-2017 18:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Aug-2017 18:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Sep-2017 19:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2017 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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