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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3715
Last updated: 24 March 2019
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Date:12-AUG-1966
Time:12:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23
Owner/operator:Astronautics
Registration: N3517R
C/n / msn: M-672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:North Atlantic Ocean, 15 miles WNW of Nassau -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nassau, Bahamas (NAS/MYNN)
Narrative:
Written off 12.8.66: crashed and sank into the North Atlantic Ocean, 15 miles WNW of Nassau, Bahamas, after complete engine failure. Aircraft, and the three persons on board - the 30-year-old pilot and 2 passengers - were not recovered. One passenger survived, seriously injured, and was recovered.

The exact same aircraft had previously - and shortly before this accident - been involved in another accident on 29.7.1966, when the undercarriage collapsed during an aborted take off at Evanston, Wyoming (see link #2)

Registration belatedly cancelled by the FAA as "expired" 23.4.2012 (46 years later...)

Sources:

1. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=24016&key=0
2. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=23217&key=0
3. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?nNumberTxt=3517R
4. https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N3517R


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
10-Jun-2014 02:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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