Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N4895T, Monday 9 July 1973
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Date:Monday 9 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Air Tarriffs Corporation Inc
Registration: N4895T
MSN: 34-7250166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pacific Ocean off Goleta, California -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California (SFO/KS
Destination airport:Santa Barbara, California (SBA/KSBA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) July 9, 1973: Crashed in ocean & sank 1-3 miles from shore off Goleta, California, after a missed approach to Santa Barbara Airport. Few parts & records recovered. All five persons on board (pilot and four passengers) were presumed killed.

Registration N4895T cancelled by the FAA on September 5, 1973

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX74AL003
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: LAX74AL003 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Nov-2016 14:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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