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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13693
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Time:18:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-260
Owner/operator:Robert Hartigan
Registration: N3625W
C/n / msn: 32-526
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hartford, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Hartford–Brainard Airport, Hartford (HFD/KHFD)
Destination airport:
Written off (destroyed) when crashed 26/9/1966 at Hartford, CT., during initial climb out from Hartford–Brainard Airport, Hartford (HFD/KHFD. Cause of crash attributed to engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion. The Left Auxiliary fuel tank selected, and it was empty. However, the Left Auxiliary tank fuel gauge indicated "Full" when it was not.

Fuel was available in both main, and right auxiliary, fuel tanks, although the pilot failed to select these. Of the six persons on board (pilot and five passengers) only one (a passenger) was killed; the pilot and the other four passengers survived with minor or no injuries.

Registration N3625W cancelled by the FAA on March 20, 1969


1. NTSB Identification: NYC67A0054 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Oct-2017 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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