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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 11 April 1979
Time:05:00
Type:Howard 350
Operator:World Photography Co.
Registration: N8GW
C/n / msn: 4676
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belle Glade, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Howard 350 aircraft overshot the runway in landing and collided with trees. A fire broke out. Some 4000 lb (1814 kg) of marijuana was found on board.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
FACTOR:
terrain - wet,soft ground

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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