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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13624
Last updated: 22 January 2022
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Time:20:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-300 Navajo
Owner/operator:Growth Air Inc
Registration: N483LC
MSN: 31-426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing off Kingston -   Jamaica
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Soledad Airport, Barranquilla, Columbia (SKBQ)
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, Tampa, Florida (TPA/KTPA)
Written off (destroyed) when ditched into the sea off Kingston, Jamaica on 16 December 1977, en route between Barranquilla, Columbia, and Tampa, Florida.

Pilot reported he lost both engines, and was ditching. Aircraft not recovered. Damage and injury index presumed, as no trace of the aircraft wreckage or the 28-year-old pilot (sole person on board) was ever found


1. NTSB Identification: MIA78DA023 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
22-Apr-2015 23:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2015 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2022 22:11 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Damage]

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