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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13581
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:21:41 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Piper Acceptance Corporarion
Registration: N9261Y
MSN: 31-341
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tupelo Regional Airport, Tupelo, Mississippi (TUP/KTUP)
Destination airport:Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Columbus, Mississippi (GTR/KGTR)
Written off (destroyed) 7 September 1972 when crashed near Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi. All 6 persons on board (pilot and five passengers) were killed. Cause attributed to loss of control for undetermined reason. The 67-year-old Pilot had severe coronary artery disease, but it could not be proved that he had experienced a heart attack whilst at the controls


1. NTSB Identification: MIA73AM026 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Apr-2015 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 19:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 17:45 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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