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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13869
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Wesley Ogilvie
Registration: N56936
MSN: 347450041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gillespie Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Gillespie Airport, El Cajon, California (SEE/KSEE)
Destination airport:Las Vegas, Nevada (LNV/KLNV)
Written off (destroyed) January 1, 1981 when collided with buildings during initial climb out from Gillespie Airport, 10 miles north-east of downtown San Diego, in El Cajon, San Diego County, California: aircraft had been stolen by someone who was not a qualified pilot. (Per the official NTSB report "UNQUALIFIED PERSON OPERATED AIRCRAFT")

All five persons on board (pilot and four passengers) were killed, as the aircraft caught fire after crash impact


1. NTSB Identification: LAX81FA029 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
29-Nov-2016 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2016 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Jun-2018 11:31 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location]

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