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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13636
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:22:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo
Owner/operator:Navco International
Registration: N6815L
MSN: 31P-017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Diego International Airport, San Diego, California -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:San Diego International Airport (SAN/SAN)
Destination airport:Santa Ana, California (SNA/KSNA)
Written off (destroyed) 21 April 1972 when crashed during initial climb out from San Diego International Airport, San Diego, California. One of pilots inadvertently shut off the left engine magneto switches. Aircraft Lost control, and caught fire on impact. The two crew were killed, one passenger was severely injured, the other three sustained minor injuries.


1. NTSB Identification: LAX72AL053:
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 23:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2017 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]

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