Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N5286T, Friday 3 May 1974
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Date:Friday 3 May 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Registration: N5286T
MSN: 34-7250241
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hockey, Harris County, Texas (Near 29.96 N, 95.83 W) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas (CLL/KCLL)
Destination airport:Houston, Texas (IAH/KIAH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) May 3, 1974 when crashed at Hockley, Harris County, Texas (Near co ordinates 29.96 N, 95.83 W): Pilot continued flight in thick fog when advised VFR flight not recommended. Weather in the Houston area was deteriorating at the time. Cause of crash attributed to "spatial disorientation" by the pilot. Wreckage Recovered at 18:57 CDT same day. All three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW74AF079
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: FTW74AF079 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
03-Feb-2016 15:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2016 15:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature]
03-Feb-2016 15:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Nov-2016 15:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 13:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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