DOUG DUNCAN COLLECTION
No. 9170. Murrayair MA-1 (N104MA c/n 004)
Photographed in California, USA, early 1970s, by Doug Duncan

Murrayair MA-1

07/31/2009. Registered to Murreyair of Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 13, 1972, this agricultural aircraft was pictured in California soon thereafter. Returned to Hawaii it was involved in two accidents. On July 27, 1976, at Koloa, the pilot lost directional control during the takeoff run when his seat slid to the rear as it was improperly secured. The aircraft swerved and looped through ground-water and collided with a dirt bank, receiving substantial damage.

A year later, on August 18, 1977, another pilot took a passenger for a demonstration ride from Lihue. The pilot misjudged altitude and clearance, collided with the terrain and crashed. Both occupants received serious injuries, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The registration was cancelled by the FAA on April 10, 1981. View also the History Brief .

Created July 31, 2009