Accident Piper PA-30 N7057Y,
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Date:Tuesday 1 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30
Owner/operator:Styleline Awnings Inc
Registration: N7057Y
MSN: 30-68
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Michigan off Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Merrill C. Meigs Field Airport, Northerly Island, IL (KCGX)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) December 1 1964 when ditched into Lake Michigan, off Chicago, Illinois. Aircraft took off from Merrill C. Meigs Field Airport (KCGX) a single runway airport which was in operation from December 1948 until March 2003, on Northerly Island, an artificial peninsula on Lake Michigan.

N7057Y ditched into Lake Michigan due to adverse weather conditions (Per the official NTSB report "ICING CONDITIONS - INCLUDED SLEET, FREEZING RAIN,ETC." The two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. The wreckage of the aircraft was not recovered from Lake Michigan

Registration N7057Y cancelled by the FAA January 26 1965

Robert Anderson
Jean Benson Tutor, 28

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: UNK65X0893
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


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2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Mar-2016 23:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2023 05:24 Anon. Updated [[Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]]

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