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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 11951
Last updated: 2 January 2021
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Date:05-FEB-1969
Time:22:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23 Aztec
Owner/operator:Suburban Airli
Registration: N5230Y
C/n / msn: 27-2282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Middletown, Nj -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Newark,Nj
Narrative:
mail flight. Heater cracks allowed exhaust gas to escape. Co exposure level above 10 pct.
The mail on this flight was overloaded to the ceiling of the cabin. There were no cargo restraints from ceiling to floor behind the pilots seats, allowing the cargo to shift forward over the co-pilot seat in a gust wind condition, thus locking the control yoke in the forward position. A senseless accident that did not have to happen.

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
05-Oct-2013 15:06 A pilot friend Updated [Narrative]

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