Accident Rockwell Commander 112 N1012J, Wednesday 9 May 1973
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Date:Wednesday 9 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 112
Owner/operator:Spectrum Air
Registration: N1012J
MSN: 12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:S.Lke Tahoe, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:South Lake Tahoe
Destination airport:San Francisco CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft light 3 persons under 150lbs. Overnight bags only. Aircraft underpowered. On takeoff once over trees began to lose lift. Tower radioed "make right turn for altitude". Aircraft plowed into trees, shearing off left wing causing fuel to escape onto engine, which started the fire. All 3 survived the crash but two perished in the flames. I escaped with burns covering 25% of my body, including face and hands.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK73AP040
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Lone Survivor

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2011 23:45 Heather B Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jan-2012 05:39 Heather Updated [Source, Narrative]

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