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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13817
Last updated: 3 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Owner/operator:Puget Sound Airlines
Registration: N3540W
C/n / msn: 32-426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puget Sound, Washington, 4 miles W of NAS Whidbey Island -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Destination airport:Anacortes, Washington (OTS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written off (presumed destroyed) September 6, 1970: radar and radio contact lost approximately 4 miles west of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, about 6 minutes after takeoff from there. Aircraft damage, pilot injury, and accident time presumed, as no trace of the aircraft was ever found; aircraft presumed to have ditched/crashed into the Pacific Ocean into Puget Sound, killing the pilot (the sole person on board)


1. NTSB Identification: SEA71AS013 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
18-May-2016 18:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2016 18:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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