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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10112
Last updated: 23 February 2018
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Date:02-MAR-1974
Time:14:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-30
Owner/operator:Capital National Corporation
Registration: N711AH
C/n / msn: 523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sunlight Mountain, Glenwood Springs, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Houston, Texas
Destination airport:Aspen, Colorado
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) March 2, 1974 when crashed at Glenwood Springs, Colorado: aircraft was flying below clouds, near mountain peaks. Pilot became lost and/or disorientated, and was running low on fuel. He made a Left turn to locate the airport at Aspen. Hit Sunlight Mountain (at approximate co ordinates 3737′38″N 10735′45″W), and flew into trees. Of the seven persons on board (pilot and six passengers) the pilot and four passengers were killed, the remaining two passengers were seriously injured. Wreckage Recovered on March 4, 1974.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: DEN74AD041 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=83210&key=0&queryId=4a236487-694b-465f-86f6-26cbfb4bf49f&pgno=1&pgsize=50
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=711AH
3. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1974/archives/crash-of-a-mitsubishi-mu-2-marquise-in-aspen-5-killed/
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/co/N711AH/
5. http://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-times-weekly-cover-story-reconciling-the-plane-crash/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-Dec-2012 00:19 Topaz Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
22-Dec-2012 00:20 Topaz Updated [Source]
04-Sep-2013 17:57 wf Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
21-Oct-2016 14:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2016 14:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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