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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25824
Last updated: 9 December 2020
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Date:17-AUG-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402
Owner/operator:Sun Airlines
Registration: N3259Q
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paducah, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:PAH
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Cargo flight carrying US Mail on the initial trip of the new contract. Airline official on board to celebrate and observe. VFR weather prevailed but dark hole conditions had the pilot unprepared to transition to instrument flight. Copilot was conversing with the company official sitting behind him during the takeoff and the aircraft impacted the ground about a half mile off the end of the runway.

Sources:

In-person conversations with both pilots whom I knew.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2019 09:10 King Air Pilot Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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