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Accident description
Last updated: 23 February 2018
Date:Saturday 26 April 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Stribling-Puckett, Inc
Registration: N700SP
C/n / msn: B-92
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hilton Head Airport, SC (HHH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Hilton Head Airport, SC (HHH/KHXD), United States of America
Destination airport:Jackson Municipal Airport, MS (JAN/KJAN), United States of America
The airplane struck trees and crashed when it failed to maintain a positive rate of climb after takeoff toward unlighted area. Approx. 436 lb (198 kg) over maximum takeoff gross weight.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hilton Head Airport, SC to Jackson Municipal Airport, MS as the crow flies is 876 km (547 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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