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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13624
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:16-DEC-1977
Time:20:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Growth Air Inc
Registration: N483LC
C/n / msn: 31-426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:sea off Kingston -   Jamaica
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Soledad Airport, Barranquilla, Columbia (SKBQ)
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, Tampa, Florida (TPA/KTPA)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) when ditched into the sea off Kingston, Jamaica on 16 December 1977, en route between Barranquilla, Columbia, and Tampa, Florida.

Pilot reported he lost both engines, and was ditching. Aircraft not recovered. Damage and injury index presumed, as no trace of the aircraft wreckage or the 28-year-old pilot (sole person on board) was ever found

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA78DA023 at https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=43821&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=483LC
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1977/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-kingston-jamaica-1-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-Apr-2015 23:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2015 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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