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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225623
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Registration: N....
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Michigan, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Chicago Meigs Airport, Chicago, IL
Destination airport:Elkhart, IN
This small chartered plane with two business men and two women on board crashed into southern Lake Michigan after taking off from Chicago Meigs Airport at 18:34 in foggy weather. Search called off 15 March.


Youngstown Vindicator 12 March 1957, p1
The News-Sentinel 15 March 1957, p1

Revision history:

30-May-2019 13:11 TB Added
14-Mar-2020 07:01 kolibriforensics Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
03-Apr-2020 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2021 16:26 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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