Accident Rockwell Commander 112 N1012J, 09 May 1973
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2730
 
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Date:09-MAY-1973
Time:11:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 112
Owner/operator:Spectrum Air
Registration: N1012J
MSN: 12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S.Lke Tahoe, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:South Lake Tahoe
Destination airport:San Francisco CA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Aircraft light 3 persons under 150lbs. Overnight bags only. Aircraft underpowered. On takeoff once over trees began to lose lift. Tower radioed "make right turn for altitude". Aircraft plowed into trees, shearing off left wing causing fuel to escape onto engine, which started the fire. All 3 survived the crash but two perished in the flames. I escaped with burns covering 25% of my body, including face and hands.

Sources:

NTSB
&
Lone Survivor


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2011 23:45 Heather B Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jan-2012 05:39 Heather Updated [Source, Narrative]

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