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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39789
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1982
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Aviation Services International Inc
Registration: N9181Y
C/n / msn: 31-7103102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1/2 mile from Charles R Johnson Airport, Port Mansfield, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Mexico?
Destination airport:Charles R Johnson Airport, Port Mansfield, Texas (T05)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED AND BURNED ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 12 AT CHARLES R JOHNSON AIRPORT, PORT MANSFIELD, WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS [AT APPROXIMATE CO ORDINATES 2633′20″N 9725′52″W]. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT "THE PLANE JUST FELL" WHILE THE PILOT WAS MAKING A SHARP TURN. AN ESTIMATED 1500 LBS OF MARIJUANA WAS ON BOARD.

THE NTSB REPORT ATTRIBUTES THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH TO TWO FACTORS
AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG21 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020917X02142&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9181Y
3. http://www.scramble.nl/civil-database/details?bt=pa&af=218
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1982/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-port-mansfield-1-killed/]
5. https://www.aircraftone.com/aircraft/accidents/20020917X02142.asp,https://www.aircraftone.com/aircraft/accidents/20020917x02142.asp
6. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N9181Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
29-May-2015 03:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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