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Date:12-SEP-2020
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7602Y
C/n / msn: 30-672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:SE of Billings Logan International Airport (BIL/KBIL), Billings, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Lake Elmo Airport, MN (21D)
Destination airport:Billings-Logan International Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL)
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power, the aircraft force landed to open and timbered terrain southeast of Billings Logan International Airport (BIL/KBIL), Billings, Montana. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received unspecified injuries.

LiveATC Radio Transmissions:

11:17:36 (N7602Y): *** Comanche 7602Y is with you, uh, descending to 8000...we have, uh, echo.
11:18:17 (N7602Y): Billings Approach ** Comanche 7602Y.
11:18:46 (N7602Y): Billings Approach *** 7602Y.

11:19:51 (N7602Y): Billings Approach ** Comanche 7602Y.
11:20:09 (Billings Approach): * Comanche 7602Y to Billings Approach, (do you want?)
11:20:12 (N7602Y): Yeah, we're with ya. We're descending to 8000 uh * we had to shut our engine down so, uh, we're a lot slower than we should normally be.
11:20:22 (Billings Approach): 02Y, roger, *** 5, maintain 6000, you require any assistance?
11:20:27 (N7602Y): (Not at this time), no thank you.
11:20:42 (N7602Y): And uh, I understand, descend and maintain 6000 fpr uh **
11:20:47 (Billings Approach): Comanche 02Y, descend at pilot's discretion or maintain 6000, your choice.
11:20:51 (N7602Y): All right.

11:33:00 (Billings Approach): * Comanche 02Y, Billings Airport twelve o'clock and one niner miles.
11:33:07 (N7602Y): I believe I (have it in sight) but uh (I can't tell for sure) ** uh descending to 6000.
11:33:14 (Billings Approach): Comanche 02Y, roger, would you like to vector to final?
11:33:16 (N7602Y): That'd be wonderful for 02Y.
11:33:19 (Billings Approach): Comanche 02Y, turn left heading 250.
11:33:23 (N7602Y): 250, le...
11:33:25 (N7602Y): 02Y.
11:33:33 (Billings Approach): * Comanche 02Y ** correct...let's make that uh, turn left heading 240.
11:33:38 (N7602Y): Okay, 240, 02Y.

11:35:17 (Billings Approach): * Comanche 02Y, Billings Airport is now one o'clock in one five miles.
11:35:26 (N7602Y): We have it in sight, uh, 02Y.
11:35:29 (Billings Approach): Comanche 02Y, roger ** on your present heading * set for about a six and a half mile final runway 28R, cleared visual approach.
11:35:37 (N7602Y): Okay, cleared to visual 28R er, for uh, 02Y.
11:35:41 (Billings Approach): And Comanche 02Y, contact Tower 127.2.
11:35:45 (N7602Y): 127.2, 02Y.

11:35:57 (N7602Y): Billings Tower, Twin Comanche 7602Y is with you on a...(modified) base, right base final for 28...uh, landing full stop, uh, we do have one engine shut down.
11:36:08 (Billings Tower): Twin Comanche 7602Y, Billings Tower, runway 28R, cleared to land, number 3 at the airport, and uh, just wanna verify that you do not need any assistance.
11:36:17 (N7602Y): Uh, not at this time, *** shut it down * quiet so **
11:36:21 (Billings Tower): 02Y, roger.

11:37:40 (Billings Tower): Twin Comanche 02Y, proceed direct to the numbers.
11:37:43 (N7602Y): Direct to the numbers, 02Y.

11:40:44 (Billings Tower): Twin Comanche 02Y, traff...a Cessna 172, 1 mile final for runway 25 for the option.
11:40:51 (N7602Y): Roger uh 02Y.

11:42:45 (N7602Y): 02Y, we're calling an emergency, we've lost this other engine.
11:42:49 (Billings Tower): 02Y, roger.

11:44:09 (N7602Y): Twin Comanche 02Y, you okay?

11:45:16 (Billings Tower): (Charlie 1) Billings Ground, ***, and I do not see the aircraft, I think they did not land short of, or, they can't, come up short.

Oddly, this aircraft was declared DESTROYED in July 1966 on an approach to Pickens airport, AL (3M8) for fuel exhaustion. Both Pilot and passenger were fatally injured

Sources:

https://www.ktvq.com/news/local-news/single-engine-plane-crash-above-vuecrest-drive
https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/twin-engine-plane-crashes-at-the-base-of-the-rims/article_0d168e64-4029-5875-9e36-2ba01239aa05.html
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N7602Y
https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbil/KBIL-App-West-Sep-12-2020-1700Z.mp3
https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbil/KBIL-App-West-Sep-12-2020-1730Z.mp3
https://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbil/KBIL-Twr-Sep-12-2020-1730Z.mp3

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 Jul 1966 N7602Y Private 2 Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama w/o

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Sep-2020 22:05 Geno Added
13-Sep-2020 06:32 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2020 07:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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