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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13882
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Superior Air Inc
Registration: N1153H
MSN: 34-7770113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benedum Airport, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, West Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Benedum Airport, Clarksburg, West Virginia (CKB/KCKB)
Destination airport:New York, NY
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written off (destroyed) May 26, 1977 when crashed at Bridgeport, West Virginia, during the initial climb out from Benedum Airport, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Aircraft failed to gain altitude due to engine failure (crankshaft failure of no.3 main bearing journal in No.1 engine) and was wrecked when it collided with trees

One of the two crew (the pilot) was killed; the co-pilot survived, but sustained severe injuries


1. NTSB Identification: IAD77FA041 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
30-Nov-2016 22:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 22:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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