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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36154
Last updated: 9 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia AP.68TP-300 Spartacus
Owner/operator:Aspen Helicopter
Registration: N3116C
MSN: 8007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:El Segundo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Oxnard, CA (OXR)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to radar data, the airplane was in level flight off the southern California coastline at 1,800 feet msl when it suddenly pitched up to 2,000 feet msl and then was lost from radar. The pilot was positioning the airplane for a contract flight. The airplane went down in waters 2,700 to 3,000 feet deep. The wreckage was not recovered; however, limited debris from the wreckage provided identification of the airplane. According to the operator, the autopilot would normally be used for cross-country flights. CAUSE: loss of control for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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