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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36154
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1996
Time:09:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia AP.68TP-300 Spartacus
Owner/operator:Aspen Helicopter
Registration: N3116C
C/n / msn: 8007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:El Segundo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Oxnard, CA (OXR)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to radar data, the airplane was in level flight off the southern California coastline at 1,800 feet msl when it suddenly pitched up to 2,000 feet msl and then was lost from radar. The pilot was positioning the airplane for a contract flight. The airplane went down in waters 2,700 to 3,000 feet deep. The wreckage was not recovered; however, limited debris from the wreckage provided identification of the airplane. According to the operator, the autopilot would normally be used for cross-country flights. CAUSE: loss of control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X05151


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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