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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8678
Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:10-APR-1970
Time:14:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Cessna Aircraft Co Inc
Registration: N2340C
C/n / msn: 672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Kingman Airport (Clyde Cessna Field) 1 mile NW of Kingman, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Kingman Airport (Clyde Cessna Field), Kingman, Kansas (9K8)
Destination airport:Kingman Airport (Clyde Cessna Field), Kingman, Kansas (9K8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
N2340C was the prototype Cessna 340 (c/no 672): written off (destroyed) April 10 1970 when crashed near Kingman Airport (Clyde Cessna Field) 1 mile North West of Kingman, Kansas, whilst on a test flight. Per the official NTSB report into the accident: "bolt improperly secured in elevator trim push-pull rod came out, and caused loss of horizontal stabilizer assembly". The pilot, the sole person on board, was killed

Registration N2340C cancelled by the FAA on May 25 1970

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC70AK052 at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=3605&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=2340C
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ks/N2340C/
4. http://whoseplane.com/info/n-number/N2340C.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
12-Mar-2016 20:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2016 20:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location]
04-Dec-2016 21:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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