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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13623
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:06-JAN-1978
Time:09:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:United Brands
Registration: TI-AFY
C/n / msn: 31-7652075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:7.5 miles from Anniston Regional Airport, Anniston, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale Executive (KFXE)
Destination airport:Anniston Regional Airport, Anniston, Alabama (ANB/KANB)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 6 January 1978 when crashed near Anniston, Alabama: aircraft experienced a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) during a missed approach. The pilot (sole person on board) was killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION. COSTA RICA REGISTERED AIRCRAFT. WEATHER ABOVE MINIMA. AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAIN IN FOG AT 1,650 FEET, 7.5 MILES BEYOND AIRPORT".

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA78FA029 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=42600&key=0&queryId=282b3353-722e-4041-b153-1d6ce5c75bbf&pgno=4&pgsize=50
2. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=214479505299572&story_fbid=764405790306938
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1978/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-anniston-1-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
09-May-2015 23:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2017 19:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]

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