Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N15260,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 125721
 
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Date:Saturday 23 November 1974
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Dorothy B. McClure DBA
Registration: N15260
MSN: 34-7350043
Year of manufacture:1972
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Ebensburg Airport, approx 3 miles SW of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ebensburg Airport (FAA LID: 9G8)
Destination airport:Ebensburg Airport (FAA LID: 9G8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Written off November 23 1974 when destroyed at Ebensburg Airport (FAA LID: 9G8), a public airport located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Ebensburg, Cambria Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. According to the following summary from the official NTSB report:

"INSTRUCTOR PILOT SHUT OFF FUEL TO RIGHT ENGINE DURING SIMULATED ADF APPOACH. PILOT ABORTED LANDING DUE TO A DEER NEAR THE RUNWAY. PILOT APPLIED POWER, AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES, DIRECTIVES, ETC. IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWER PLANT & POWER PLANT CONTROLS. FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED

EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAME OUT IN ONE ENGINE
FIRE AFTER IMPACT"

Both persons on board (instructor and pilot under training) survived. Registration N15260 cancelled by the FAA on February 10, 1975

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC75FGM21
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC75FGM21 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=33206&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=15260
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebensburg_Airport

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2016 18:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2016 18:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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