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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13635
Last updated: 18 December 2019
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Date:20-OCT-1970
Time:11:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6637L
C/n / msn: 31-575
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Charlotte, North Carolina (KCLT)
Destination airport:Fort Wayne, Indiana (KFWA)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 20 October 1970 when crashed on landing at Fort Wayne, Indiana: aircraft descended below published approach minimum altitude. Lost control during steep low altitude turn. Aircraft caught fire after impact, killing the pilot (sole person on board)

Registration N6637L cancelled by the FAA on January 27, 1971

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CHI71AC025: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=642&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=6637L
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1970/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-cheyenne-in-fort-wayne-1-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
23-Apr-2015 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2017 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Sep-2017 18:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]

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