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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 1 May 1978
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Wiley C. Puckett
Registration: N9051
C/n / msn: 18-2517
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Durbin, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Daytona Beach Regional Airport, FL (DAB/KDAB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft collided with the ground during a low pass. Customs agents were looking for the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S): "pilot in command - misjudged altitude"

Sources:
» NTSB


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