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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10104
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:12-FEB-1978
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2J
Owner/operator:New World Aviation Corporation
Registration: N888MA
C/n / msn: 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Río Apoporis -   Colombia
Phase:
Nature:
Departure airport:Neiva Airport (NVA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Disappeared after take-off on intended demo flight to La Macarena. Ditched in waters of Rio Apoporis (Jirijirimú stream) and sank. Pilots escaped unhurt and rescued from jungle by indians at Yuruparí, near Mitú, April 1978 in bad conditions. Drug running flight suspected, but **due to a fire on board, given by pilots.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=42822&key=0
AL 138
El Tiempo 14 February 1978, p1+4C/18 February 1978, p1+6A/22 April 1978, p1+8A/11 May 1978, p5B**


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Jan-2014 17:41 wf Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2016 16:24 wf Updated [Operator]
17-Apr-2017 21:37 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2017 13:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2017 20:15 TB Updated [Source]
19-Apr-2017 20:12 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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