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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25758
Last updated: 19 August 2018
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Date:16-JAN-1970
Time:01:15 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-20
Owner/operator:Carmen Leasing Inc
Registration: N764Q
C/n / msn: 141
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wicomico Regional Airport, 5 miles SE of Salisbury, Maryland -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Miami, Florida (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL/KP
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) January 16 1970 when both engines failed and aircraft collided with a tree on approach to
Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY/KSBY) 5 miles South East of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. Aircraft appears to have been attempting to make an emergency landing due to engine failure, caused by fuel starvation. According to the following extracts from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION; COMPLETE POWER LOSS; COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAME-OUT IN BOTH ENGINES; PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL; MISCALCULATED FUEL CONSUMPTION; FUEL STARVATION. FUEL IN TIP TANKS, OTHERS EMPTY. UNDETECTED AMOUNT OF FUEL LOST DUE BROKEN 'O' RING SEAL; FUEL LEVEL CONTROL VALVE."

Aircraft destroyed by impact; due to the lack of fuel on board, there was no fire. Registration N764Q cancelled by the FAA June 29 1970.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: IAD70AI039 at https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=3852&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=764Q
3. https://nnumber.org/N764Q/
4. https://onespotter.com/aircraft/fid/892925/N764Q
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20160402000359/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1970/archives/crash-of-a-mitsubishi-mu-2-marquise-in-philadelphia/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2016 18:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2017 00:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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