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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38264
Last updated: 12 December 2018
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Date:24-MAR-1983
Time:02:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise
Owner/operator:Mitshubishi Aircraft International Inc
Registration: N72B
C/n / msn: 735SA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jeffersonville, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Jacksonville, FL (JAX/KJAX)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (ATL/KATL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On March 24, 1983, an MU-2B-60, registration N72B, was en route from Jacksonville, FL, to Atlanta, GA, in level flight at 18,000 feet. The aircraft was on the return leg of a round-trip flight hauling freight (a consignment of cancelled bank checks) and had just been handed over from JAX Center to ATL center when it disappeared from radar at approximately 2:30 am.

The wreckage was spread over a two-mile area. According to the NTSB report, the right wing failed upward and the left wing failed downward. all four persons on board (pilot and three passengers) were killed. The registration N72B was cancelled by the FAA on June 16 1983.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: DCA83AA022 at https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42388
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=72B
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_MU-2#Incidents_and_accidents

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-83-56 issued 24 August 1983 by NTSB to FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
04-Mar-2016 21:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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