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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3796
Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1981
Time:12:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N66757
C/n / msn: E1590
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N Peach Springs, Az -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hayward, CA
Destination airport:Grand Canyon, AZ
Narrative:
While enroute, the aircraft encountered instrument conditions, including low ceilings, fog, and freezing rain/sleet. The aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent due to airframe icing and struck a near-vertical rock face at 6,300 ft MSL in the Aubrey Cliffs area near the Grand Canyon.

The wreckage was not recovered until the next day.

Sources:

https://ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=28194&key=0

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/15/us/wreckage-of-small-plane-found-near-grand-canyon-with-6-dead.html

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/120955802/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
19-Apr-2017 15:15 PiperOnslaught Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2018 18:05 piperonslaught Updated [Source]

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