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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 11877
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:27-JUL-1966
Time:04:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5749Y
C/n / msn: 27-2873
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hayward, Alameda County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hayward Executive Airport,Hayward, California (HWD/KHWD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec N5749Y: Written off (destroyed) July 27 1966 when stalled and crashed at Hayward, Alameda County, California. The pilot - the sole person on board - was killed. The wreckage landed in a shallow salt pond. The Pilot's blood alcohol level 0.10 percent. According to the official NTSB Report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION. PILOT IN COMMAND - PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALCOHOLIC IMPAIRMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND JUDGMENT
FACTOR(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
WEATHER - LOW CEILING - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
SKY CONDITION : CLOUD CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE - OVERCAST 800 FEET"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: OAK67A0014: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=23907&key=0
2. https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayward_Executive_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2020 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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