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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10136
Last updated: 22 May 2018
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Date:30-SEP-1975
Time:17:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-25
Owner/operator:Orion SA Mexico
Registration: XB-LIJ
C/n / msn: 259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beloit, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, Laredo, Texas (LRD/KLRD)
Destination airport:San Angelo Regional Airport, San Angelo, Texas (SJT/KSJT)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) September 30 1975 when crashed near Beloit, Kansas: aircraft crashed 500 nautical miles beyond planned destination of San Angelo, Texas. Aircraft was operating on a ferry/positioning flight Monterrey (Mexico)-Laredo-San Angelo. The pilot (the sole person on board) was killed. Probable cause of crashed was pilot error and pilot incapacitation due to alcohol: the NTSB report notes that the pilots "Blood alcohol level 195 mg %". Hypoxia (oxygen starvation) may have also afflicted the pilot. Aircraft caught fire after impact, and was burnt out.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC75AK023 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=51228&key=0
2. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1975/archives/crash-of-a-mitsubishi-mu-2-marquise-in-kansas-1-killed/
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ks/XBLIJ/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
19-May-2017 20:04 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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