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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 11679
Last updated: 12 May 2019
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Date:25-NOV-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Don Peterson & Associates Steel Building Co
Registration: N6496Y
C/n / msn: 27-363
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Columbus Municipal Airport, NB -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, Nebraska (OLU/LOLU)
Destination airport:Fremont, Nebraska
Narrative:
Crashed. According to the following excerpt from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. SPATIAL DISORIENTATION, UNCONTROLLED DESCENT"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC80FA010 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=35451&key=0&queryId=ae308cbd-2adb-4757-9868-757799a9ec55&pgno=3&pgsize=200
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=6496Y


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
09-Aug-2016 17:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2016 18:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Jun-2018 19:11 TB Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
07-Jun-2018 19:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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