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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 21 January 1971
Time:19:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operator:Cousin Properties
Registration: N400CP
MSN: 30
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Champlain, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV/KBTV), United States of America
Destination airport:Providence Airport, RI (PVD/KPVD), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft went missing and is presumed to have crashed in Lake Champlain, NY.
Search for the airplane was called off on February 4, 1971. A new search was initiated on February 11 in the Mitchell Mountain area after a "glimmer" of light was spotted in the area. The source of the glimmer was not found.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB
» Bangor Daily News - Feb 12, 1971


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Distance from Burlington International Airport, VT to Providence Airport, RI as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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