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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13873
Last updated: 14 May 2019
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Date:03-MAY-1974
Time:00:20 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Jerry Gerald (reg owner)
Registration: N5286T
C/n / msn: 34-7250241
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hockey, Harris County, Texas (Near 29.96 N, 95.83 W) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas (CLL/KCLL)
Destination airport:Houston, Texas (IAH/KIAH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) May 3, 1974 when crashed at Hockley, Harris County, Texas (Near co ordinates 29.96 N, 95.83 W): Pilot continued flight in thick fog when advised VFR flight not recommended. Weather in the Houston area was deteriorating at the time. Cause of crash attributed to "spatial disorientation" by the pilot. Wreckage Recovered at 18:57 CDT same day. All three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW74AF079 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=82654&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=5286T
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N5286T/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
03-Feb-2016 15:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2016 15:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature]
03-Feb-2016 15:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Nov-2016 15:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 13:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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