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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3523
Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Gene Gartke
Registration: N9ZZ
C/n / msn: TJ11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waukesha County Airport, Waukesha, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW/KMDW)
Destination airport:Waukesha County Airport, Waukesha, Wisconsin (UES/KUES)
Written off (destroyed) January 27, 1979: crashed during second missed approach to Waukesha County Airport, Waukesha, Wisconsin (UES/KUES). Both missed approaches followed advisory of an MSAW (Minimum Safe Altitude Warning). The pilot - the sole person on board - was killed. The official NTSB report into the accident notes that "spatial disorientation" and "improper IFR operation" on the part of the pilot while at low level on final approach may have played a part in the accident


1. NTSB Identification: CHI79FA027 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
15-Jan-2017 01:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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