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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13629
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:21-JUL-1972
Time:08:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Equitable Engineering Inc
Registration: N212AD
MSN: 31-160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Michigan, between Detroit, MI and Milwaukee, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Detroit, Michigan
Destination airport:Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Narrative:
Written off (missing presumed destroyed) 21 July 1972: Aircraft went missing en route, and is believed to have been ditched into Lake Michigan whilst flying from Detroit, Michigan, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aircraft damage and injury index - pilot killed - presumed as the wreckage of the aircraft, and the body of the pilot - the sole person on board - were never found

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CHI73AC006 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=65786&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=212AD
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1972/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-lake-michigan-1-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jan-2012 14:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2015 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 17:44 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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