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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131373
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:12-FEB-1976
Time:22:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
Owner/operator:Air Flite Inc
Registration: N7074C
C/n / msn: 32R-7680038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Atmore Municipal Airport, Atmore, Alabama (FAA LID: 0R1)
Destination airport:Shreveport Regional Airport, Shreveport, Louisiana (SHV/KSHV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) February 12, 1976 when crashed shortly after take off from Atmore Municipal Airport, Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama; the three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) survived, but with serious injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official NTSB Report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS; ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL; SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
FACTOR(S)
WEATHER - FOG; VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE 1/4 MILE OR LESS

ONE WITNESS REPORTED THAT FROM HIS POSITION 800 FEET FROM THE RUNWAY HE COULD NOT SEE THE RUNWAY LIGHTS."

Aircraft destroyed - registration N7074C cancelled by the FAA on April 12 1976

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA76DKJ48 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=52088&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7074C
3. http://planecrashmap.com/list/al/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Dec-2016 21:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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