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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13505
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Date:22-JUL-1966
Time:10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7602Y
C/n / msn: 30-672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:North Pickens Airport, Reform, Alabama (FAA LID: 3M8)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) July 22, 1966 when force landed at Gordo, Alabama, due to engine failure caused by fuel supply problems: left engine plastic delrin fuel injection stem failed. Manufactorers Service letter No.464A not accomplished. Aircraft wrecked when it collided with trees. According to the following excerpt from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL STARVATION
POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE"

Aircraft was on final approach to North Pickens Airport, Reform, Alabama (FAA LID: 3M8): both person on board (pilot and one passenger) wrre killed

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA67A0011 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=23898&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7602Y
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/al/N7602Y/

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Sep 2020 N7602Y Private 0 SE of Billings Logan International Airport (BIL/KBIL), Billings, MT sub


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2016 01:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 16:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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