Flugunfall 20 NOV 1966 einer Martin 4-0-4 N40406 - New Bern Airport, NC (EWN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Sonntag 20 November 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Fluggesellschaft:Piedmont Airlines
Kennzeichen: N40406
Werknummer: 14170
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) S of New Bern Airport, NC (EWN) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), USA
Flug nach:New Bern-Simmons Nott Airport, NC (EWN/KEWN), USA
Collided with trees and crashed into a wooded area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Descent below obstructing terrain.

» NTSB File #1-0072


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Distance from Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC to New Bern-Simmons Nott Airport, NC as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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