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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13648
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:SS Aircraft Co
Registration: N321SS
C/n / msn: 31T-8020035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oakland-Pontiac Airport, Waterford Township, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL/KTUL)
Destination airport:Oakland-Pontiac Airport, Waterford Township, Michigan (PTK/KPTK)
Written off (destroyed) February 19, 1981 when crashed on final approach to Oakland-Pontiac Airport, Waterford Township, Michigan. On approach to ILS Runway 9, aircraft hit two 40 foot approach light towers 2,400 & 2,200 feet from approach end of runway. The aircraft then impacted the runway threshold and caught fire. All three persons on board - pilot and two passengers - were killed.


1. NTSB Identification: CHI81FA029 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-Apr-2017 18:44 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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