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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13593
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:17-NOV-1971
Time:19:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Savannah Aero Service
Registration: N780JM
C/n / msn: 31-120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Iuka, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Iuka, Mississippi (15M)
Destination airport:Savannah-Hardin County, Savannah, Tennessee (KSNH/SNH)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 17 November 1971 when crashed from steep left turn into swamp, during initial climb out from Iuka, Mississippi. Possible that temporary loss of power occurred. All four persons on board (two crew and two passengers) were killed.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA72AM045 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=62863&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=780JM
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1971/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-iuka-4-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ms/N780JM/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 17:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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