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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38264
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-60 Marquise
Owner/operator:Mitshubishi Aircraft International Inc
Registration: N72B
MSN: 735SA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jeffersonville, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Jacksonville, FL (JAX/KJAX)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (ATL/KATL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On March 24, 1983, an MU-2B-60, registration N72B, was en route from Jacksonville, FL, to Atlanta, GA, in level flight at 18,000 feet. The aircraft was on the return leg of a round-trip flight hauling freight (a consignment of cancelled bank checks) and had just been handed over from JAX Center to ATL center when it disappeared from radar at approximately 2:30 am.
The wreckage was spread over a two-mile area. According to the NTSB report, the right wing failed upward and the left wing failed downward. all four persons on board (pilot and three passengers) were killed. The registration N72B was cancelled by the FAA on June 16 1983.

Probable cause: "The uncontrolled descent of the airplane for undetermined reasons and the overstress and breakup of the airplane structure during an attempted recovery by the pilot."


1. NTSB Identification: DCA83AA022 at
2. FAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-83-56 issued 24 August 1983 by NTSB to FAA

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
04-Mar-2016 21:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Feb-2020 15:14 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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