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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13622
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:03-NOV-1978
Time:19:49 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo
Owner/operator:Eastern Caribbean Airways Inc
Registration: N59912
C/n / msn: 31-7552034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastern Caribbean Sea off St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (STX/KSTX)
Destination airport:St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (STT/TIST)
Narrative:
Aircraft went missing between Alexander Hamilton International Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix and Harry S. Truman Airport, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, both in the US Virgin Islands. Aircraft presumed to have crashed into the sea on final approach to St. Thomas, wreckage and body of pilot (sole person aboard) not found and not recovered.

Registration N59912 cancelled by the FAA on August 17, 1982

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA79FA010 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=38353&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=59912
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1978/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-charlotte-amalie-1-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2012 17:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2015 17:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
25-Sep-2017 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]

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