Accident Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander N400CP, Wednesday 27 January 1971
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Date:Wednesday 27 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander
Owner/operator:Cousin Properties
Registration: N400CP
MSN: 30
Year of manufacture:1965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Lake Champlain, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV/KBTV)
Destination airport:Providence Airport, RI (PVD/KPVD)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft went missing and is presumed to have crashed in Lake Champlain, NY.
Search for the airplane was called off on February 4, 1971. A new search was initiated on February 11 in the Mitchell Mountain area after a "glimmer" of light was spotted in the area. The source of the glimmer was not found.

Re-examination of a 1997 sonar survey of the area led local divers to a probable crash-site at a depth of 200 ft, just west of Juniper Island. High-resolution sonar imaging of the site in May 2024 led to the confirmation of a wreck-site, and in late-May 2024 visual confirmation was made of wreckage corresponding with the missing aircraft.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined."


Bangor Daily News - Feb 12, 1971


Revision history:

07-Jun-2024 14:24 Anon Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jun-2024 14:28 ASN Updated [Source]
12-Jun-2024 17:08 Anon. Updated [Date]
12-Jun-2024 22:38 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Jun-2024 19:18 jtbernier Updated [Category]
14-Jun-2024 11:45 zagato125 Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Jun-2024 11:46 ASN Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Jun-2024 11:46 ASN Updated [Aircraft type]

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