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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3266
Last updated: 15 January 2022
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Date:21-JUN-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AA5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
American Aviation AA-5 Traveler
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5885L
MSN: AA5-0085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Between Sacremento and Shelter Cove, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sacremento, CA (SMF/KSMF)
Destination airport:Shelter Cove, CA (0Q5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Presumed written off (damaged beyond repair) when went missing on a flight between Sacremento and Shelter Cove, Humboldt County, California, on 21 June 1974. The two persons on board (the 59-year-old pilot and one passenger) are also presumed killed. The aircraft is likely to have crashed into the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Northern California.

The aforesaid presumption is due to no trace of any wreckage being found, nor any trace of the two persons on board

Registration N5885L belatedly cancelled by the FAA 1 February 2013 (39 years later!) as "expired"

Sources:

1. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=31084&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?nNumberTxt=5885L
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_Cove_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
06-Jun-2014 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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