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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13995
Last updated: 1 December 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1979
Time:17:49 ADT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane-Saulnier Rallye 235GT
Owner/operator:Glacier Aircraft
Registration: N302RA
C/n / msn: 12876
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Into sea north-east of Woody Island VOR, 45 miles off Kodiak, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Anchorage, Alaska (ANC/PANC)
Destination airport:Kodiak, Alaska (ADQ/PADQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
First registered in the USA 9.12.1977. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 7.7.1979:Pilot reported engine failure (loss of oil pressure) and ditched northeast of the Woody Island VOR, 45 miles off Kodiak, Alaska, whilst on final approach to Kodiak. (NTSB report cites "forced landing off-airport on water").

Two US Coast Guard C-130s, two helicopters, and a Coast Guard cutter were dispatched immediately to the area reported by Pilot Graham Barber in his distress calls, but no sign of the plane, or its occupants, were found. The search continued for three days

All three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) killed:
- Sir Ian Mackintosh - British novelist, writer, creator the television series, The Sandbaggers, and writer for the series Warship
- Graham Barber, pilot
- Susan Insole, the daughter of a English cricket player

Aircraft not recovered,injuries presumed. Registration N302RA not cancelled by the FAA until 5.9.2012 (33 years later!)

Sources:

1. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=34852&key=0
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/rallye.pdf
3. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=302RA
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ak/N302RA/
5. http://www.check-six.com/lib/Famous_Missing/Mackintosh.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Mackintosh
7. http://web.archive.org/web/20160617194033/http://www.opsroom.org:80/pages/intelligence/ian-2.html
8. https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/Whats-On/Books/Did-spy-writers-disappearance-mirror-his-fiction-03012013.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
10-Sep-2014 00:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2014 01:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Sep-2014 01:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Sep-2014 01:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Sep-2014 01:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
17-Nov-2015 12:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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