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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10117
Last updated: 25 February 2018
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Date:07-JAN-1977
Time:19:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-15
Owner/operator:Commonwealth Electric Co
Registration: N854Q
C/n / msn: 107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rochester International Airport, 7 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Rochester International Airport, 7 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (R
Destination airport:Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska (LNK/KLNK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) January 7 1977 when stalled, spun in, and crashed during initial climb out from Rochester International Airport, 7 miles South West of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, All four persons on board (pilot and three passengers) were killed. Aircraft was flying in adverse weather conditions (300 feet cloud ceiling and blowing snow). According to the following extracts form the official NTSB report into the accident:

"POWER PLANT FAILURE FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS; COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAME OUT #1 ENGINE. PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED; IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS; MISUSED OR FAILED TO USE FLAPS"

Aircraft destroyed, and registration N854Q cancelled by the FAA on August 3 1977

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC77FA011 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=55872&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=854Q
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/mn/N854Q/
4. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1977/archives/crash-of-a-mitsubishi-mu-2-marquise-in-rochester-4-killed/
5. http://onespotter.com/aircraft/fid/892951/N854Q


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2016 10:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Mar-2016 11:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2016 15:57 wf Updated [Aircraft type]

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