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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2758
Last updated: 9 October 2019
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Date:28-FEB-1978
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500A
Owner/operator:Security AirTransport
Registration: N6143X
C/n / msn: 931-26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Solvang, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Maria, CA
Destination airport:Santa Barbara, CA
Narrative:
The aircraft was climbing in instrument meteorolgical conditions (IMC) navigating toward the Gaviota VOR. Aircraft impacted several hundred feet below the VOR station. The Gaviota VOR is situated on top of a high ridge. The pilot did not have an IFR clearance.

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-May-2010 23:38 N320AW Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]

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