Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N41564, Monday 29 August 1977
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Date:Monday 29 August 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Howard S. Bobb t/a Pacific Piper
Registration: N41564
MSN: 34-7450135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Palo Alto Airport, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, San Jose, California
Destination airport:Palo Alto Airport, Palo Alto, California (KPAO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) 29 August 1977 when crashed at Palo Alto Airport, Palo Alto, California: according to the official NTSB report into the accident: "Student pilot attempted go-around during flare below VMC. Student pilot misjudged distance and speed; instructor pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight". All three person on board (student pilot, instructor and examiner) survived uninjured

Registration N41564 cancelled by the FAA on November 3, 1977

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK77FVM26
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: OAK77FVM26 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

30-Nov-2016 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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