Incident Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser N5156H,
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Date:Sunday 8 January 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser
Owner/operator:Mission Aviation Fellowship
Registration: N5156H
MSN: 14-166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Curaray River -   Ecuador
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Disappeared. Wreckage found on sandbank along Rio Curaray and bodies in river. Five US missionaries killed and their airplane wrecked by unfriendly Indians. Aircraft described as "Piper Cub" in one report, but actually a Piper PA-14. Remains of aircraft recovered and returned to USA.


3. El Informador 12 January 1956, p3***
4. El Informador 22 January 1956, p3 (photo)
5. Russell T Hitt, 1959, Jungle Pilot
6. FAA Registry

Revision history:

25-Mar-2015 18:13 TB Added
26-Mar-2015 20:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Nov-2015 19:31 TB Updated [Source]
28-Nov-2015 21:30 TB Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2015 21:32 TB Updated [Narrative]
04-May-2018 21:02 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2018 20:16 TB Updated [Source]
20-Oct-2023 06:32 Ron Averes Updated [[Source]]
21-Oct-2023 05:03 Ron Averes Updated [[[Source]]]

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