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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27722
 
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Date:27-APR-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:South Pacific Islands Airways
Registration: N3SP
MSN: 402B0930
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Vaaifetu Richard, Upolu -   Samoa
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pago-Pago, American Samoa
Destination airport:Faleolo, Samoa
Narrative:
Controlled flight into terrain. Cause of crash attributed to pilot attempting visual approach over mountainous terrain without ensuring clearance over that terrain. Flight was a single pilot IFR night flight.

Sources:

1. NTSB
World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
2. Flight Safety (NZ), 1979, Vol 6 No 3.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-May-2009 04:46 XLerate Updated
06-Jan-2011 15:41 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2021 00:06 Ron Averes Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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