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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13583
Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Catlin Aviation Co
Registration: N59838
C/n / msn: 31-7612047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Anthony, Harper County, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE/KASE) Aspen, Colorado
Destination airport:Tulsa International Airport (TUL/KTUL) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Written off (destroyed) 11 February 1977 when broke up in flight due to airframe overstressing during manouvres, and crashed at Anthony, Harper County, Kansas. All six persons on board (the 39-year-old pilot and five passengers) were killed. According to the NTSB report into the accident: "Control lost for undetermined reason(s). Pilot not multi-engine rated. Both wings, engines, and fuselage separated from the airframe. Pilot in command exceeded designed stress limits of aircraft, and attempted to fly beyond his experience/ability level"

Registration N59838 cancelled by the FAA on 24 June 1977


1. NTSB Identification: MKC77FA013 at

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 23:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 23:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:06 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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