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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2769
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1971
Time:18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500B
Owner/operator:Racran Corp
Registration: N6254X
C/n / msn: 1123-70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:3 miles from McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:JacksoN International Airport (JAN/KJAN)
Destination airport:McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport (IATA: MKL[2], ICAO: KMKL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12.01.1971: crashed 3 miles short of the runway threshold at McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson, TN when made IFR approach at too low an altitude. Aircraft descended below mda of 760 feet and collided with trees. Aircraft then fell to the ground, caught fire, and the two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed.

Sources:

1. NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=58219&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=6254X
3. https://sites.google.com/site/aerocommanderproductionlist/
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1971/archives/crash-of-a-rockwell-aero-commander-500-in-jackson-2-killed/]
5. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tn/N6254X/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Nov-2014 13:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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