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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13893
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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Date:30-DEC-1977
Time:14:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Triple Three Flyers Inc
Registration: N7089C
C/n / msn: 34-7670087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Pangborn Memorial Airport, 4 nm E of Wenatchee, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Seattle Tacoma Washington (SEA/KSEA)
Destination airport:Pangborn Memorial Airport, Wenatchee, Washington (EAT/KEAT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) December 30 1977 when broke up in flight whilst descending to approach Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT/KEAT) a public use airport in Douglas County, Washington, United States. It is located four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of Wenatchee, a city in Chelan County, Washington. The pilot- the sole person on board - was killed.

The official NTSB report attributed the cause of the crash to a structural failure in flight, quote: "Vertical and horizontal stabilizers and wings separated from the rest of the airframe. The pilot in command exceeded the designed stress limits of the aircraft".

Although the aircraft was destroyed, the registration N7089C was not cancelled by the FAA until December 2 2014 - some 37 years later.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: SEA78FA016 at https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=43815&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7089C
3. https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N7089C
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/wa/N7089C/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Dec-2016 16:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2016 16:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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