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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10120
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-25
Owner/operator:The Turbine Group
Registration: N222LR
MSN: 239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lakefront Airport, 4nm NE of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Huntsville International Airport, Decatur. Alabama (HSV/KHSV)
Destination airport:Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Lousiana (NEW/KNEW)
Sustained substantial damage on June 18 1979 when a rotating propeller blade struck and killed one of the two passengers leaving the aircraft whilst the aircraft was static at Lakefront Airport, 4 nautical miles North East of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The pilot and the other passenger were not injured.

According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "alcoholic impairment to efficiency and judgement of the pilot caused the accident: pilots urine alcohol 235 m/g percent"


1. NTSB Identification: FTW79DA088
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2016 01:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2016 17:54 wf Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport]

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