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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27765
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 65-90 King Air
Owner/operator:Charles Kuykendall
Registration: N46WA
MSN: LJ-65
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Golfe du Lion, off Marseille -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Germany
Destination airport:USA
During a ferry flight from Germany to the USA via Lisbon and Santa Maria, as the aircraft passed to the south of Martigues at FL130, smoke began coming from the control pedestal. Due to the large amount of fuel being carried on board the aircraft for the ferry flight the pilot elected to ditch the aircraft immediately.

Ditched in Golfe du Lion near Marseilles, France and the aircraft later sank in deep water; however, the pilot was rescued by helicopter and was not seriously injured. US Registration cancelled 08.12.99.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Feb-2013 12:24 wf Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 17:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Aug-2017 13:46 TB Updated [Location]

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