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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13614
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1975
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Kenai Air Service
Registration: N54734
C/n / msn: 31-7405256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valdez, Alaska, near -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kenai Municipal Airport, Alaska (ENA/PAEN)
Destination airport:Gulkana Airport, Alaska (GKN/PAGK)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) February 1, 1975 due to a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) near Valdez, Alaska. According to the NTSB report into the accident, the "pilot in command misjudged his altitude, and flew into rising terrain. Aircraft and occupants (pilot and one passenger) not recovered from the crash site due to avalanche danger".

Registration N54734 cancelled by the FAA on February 14, 1975

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: ANC75AA053 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=33112&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=54734
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ak/N54734/
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1975/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-valdez-2-killed/]
5. http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1975/1975-12.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 20:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 20:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
13-May-2017 14:31 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:08 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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