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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13609
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:20:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Midwest Tankers Inc
Registration: N300X
MSN: 31-412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Owensboro–Davies County Airport (OWB/KOWB) Owensboro, Kentucky
Destination airport:Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport (FAA LID: 3TR) Niles, Michigan
Written off (destroyed) 31 March 1973 When crashed into trees on approach to Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. Aircraft descended below MDA (Minimum Designated Approach) in known thunderstorm conditions. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed, as aircraft caught fire on impact.


1. NTSB Identification: CHI73AC080 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2015 23:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
15-Sep-2017 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Oct-2019 18:10 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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