Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 6 September 1978
Time:03:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Advance Aviation Inc
Registration: N244B
C/n / msn: 44876/673
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Farmerville, LA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Netherlands Antilles
Destination airport:Almyra Municipal Airport, AR, United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-7 struck a heavily wooded area at 250 feet elevation. The aircraft caught fire. Thirty-five bales of marijuana were recovered from the wreckage.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
FACTOR:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport to Almyra Municipal Airport, AR as the crow flies is 3340 km (2087 miles).

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