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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 123329
Last updated: 7 June 2019
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Date:15-JUN-1970
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500B
Owner/operator:J.H. Upton
Registration: N4517E
C/n / msn: 500B-1393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ware Island Airport. 9 miles NE of Clanton, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chilton County Airport (02A), Gragg-Wade Field, AL
Destination airport:Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM/KBHM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 15.06.1970: crashed at Ware Island Airport, 9 miles NE of Clanton, Alabama. Right undercarriage gear collapsed on takeoff run. Pilot retracted the undercarriage to maintain directional control, and aircraft slid along on its belly. Aircraft then caught fire and was burnt out.

Sources:

1. NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=2415&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=4517E
3. https://sites.google.com/site/aerocommanderproductionlist/
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170813021259/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/1970/archives/crash-of-a-rockwell-aero-commander-500-in-clanton/
5. http://www.airnav.com/airport/01AL


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2014 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2014 23:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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