NTSB Identification: LAX96WA132
Accident occurred Sunday, March 03, 1996 in VIGAN, Philippines
Aircraft: Cessna 421B, registration: N69905
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 3,1996, at a time not reported, a Cessna 421B, N69905, registered to Hi Tech Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona, reportedly crashed into the sea while attempting to land at the airport at Vigan in the Philippine Islands. The weather at the time and the circumstances of the accident were not reported. It was reported that the pilot was the only occupant onboard.

According to the Philippine Air Transportation Office, the aircraft arrived in Manila on March 2, 1996. It departed the next day for a flight to Vigan to pick up a passenger with a return to Manila. It was last seen flying over the airport in the traffic pattern for landing. It is presumed to have crashed into the sea.

The FAA aircraft records section in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, indicated that they received a bill of sale from Hi Tech Aviation indicating the aircraft was sold to a company in Manila on 01/19/96.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Air Transportation Office of the Department of Transportation and Communication for the Republic of the Philippines. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communication Air Transportation Office MIA Road, Pasay City Metro Manila, Philippines Tel. No. (632)833-3362 Fax No. (632)833-1577

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the government of the Philippines.

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