Date & Time: Jan 11, 1979 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600)
Boston - Syracuse
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While in cruising altitude in good weather conditions, en route from Boston to Syracuse, the twin engine airplane collided with a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain owned by the Tamposi-Nash Real Estate Group and registered N33TN. En route from Concord to White Plains, it was carrying two passengers and one pilot. Following the collision, both aircraft entered a dive and crashed near Templeton. Both aircraft were destroyed and all five occupants were killed.
In-flight collision with another aircraft after the pilot failed to see and avoid other traffic while cruising in an uncontrolled area.