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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163945
Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:17-FEB-2014
Time:09:35 a.m.
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Owner/operator:Great Lakes Air
Registration: N7122J
C/n / msn: 32-7300032
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Huron, near Mackinac Island, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mackinac Island (KMCD)
Destination airport:St Ignace (83D)
Narrative:
Obviously due to a mechanical failure, the plane had to perform an emergency landing on the frozen lake. There were no personal injuries.
The number of occupants is either stated is five or seven.

Shortly after takeoff from Mackinac Island, inbound for St Ignace, the pilot tried to restart the plane multiple times before having to land it on frozen Lake Huron near Mackinac Island. The plane was having engine problems, if you recall from the 2011 plane crash with N33315. The plane was having fuel injector problems witched caused it to go down, and the same problem happened here with N7122J. But with N7122J they had an open area were N33315 didnít. The cause of this plane to go down was the fuel. Reports from Mackinac Island Airport and reports form Mackinac County Airport say that that the plane did have a carburetor Issus with the 260HP engine.

Sources:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140217/METRO06/302170069/0/METRO/Small-plane-lands-ice-near-Mackinac-Island
https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-frozen-lake-huron
http://upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1008538
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7122J

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=288768727894002&set=a.228531513917724.40914.222200681217474&type=1&relevant_count=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2014 19:07 gerard57 Added
17-Feb-2014 19:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Embed code]
17-Feb-2014 22:57 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage]
08-Mar-2014 20:51 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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