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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8715
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:29-SEP-1973
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:Southwestern Railway Company
Registration: N69307
MSN: 402B-0425
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Utica, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Stanford, MT
Destination airport:Stanford, MT
Narrative:
The twin engine airplane departed Stanford Airport in the evening on a local pleasure flight. While flying at a relative low altitude, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames in a prairie located in Utica, about 14 miles southeast of Stanford.

- Cause:
"It was determined that the aircraft stalled due to an insufficient speed. The following factors were reported:
- The pilot failed to maintain flying speed,
- Unwarranted low flying,
- Physical impairment,
- Alcoholic impairment of efficiency and judgment,
- Buzzed tavern twice,
- Pilot blood alcohol level 0,9‰."

Sources:

NTSB
La Nación 3 October 1973,p10A


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
04-May-2017 20:11 TB Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
29-Mar-2020 02:16 Captain Adam Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]

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