Accident Piper PA-31 Navajo N6565L,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13619
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Date:Friday 11 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:UC Leasing Inc
Registration: N6565L
MSN: 31-487
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Novato, Marin County, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California (SFO/KS
Destination airport:Gnoss Field, Novato, California (NOT/KDVO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off destroyed 11 January 1974 due to CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) when flew into hillside near Novato, Marin County, California, on final approach to Gnoss Field (Marin County Airport). Novato, California. The NTSB report notes that the pilot "continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions". Wreckage recovered two days after it crashed (13 January 1974). Both persons on board (a crew of two - pilot and co pilot) were killed on impact.

Registration N6565L cancelled by the FAA on April 26, 1974

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK74AP031
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: OAK74AP031 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 01:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
27-Apr-2015 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 15:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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