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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13848
Last updated: 16 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
Owner/operator:Amherst Irrigation Company Inc
Registration: N8953C
C/n / msn: 32R-7680145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Interstate I-80, near Overton, Nebraska -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Western Nebraska Regional Airport, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska (BFF/KBFF)
Destination airport:Kearney, Nebraska
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written off (destroyed) August 15, 1976 when crashed north of Interstate I-80 at Overton, Nebraska: aircraft struck the ground in a steep nose down attitude. Aircraft was destroyed when caught fire after impact. According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "Pilot in command continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions: attempted operation beyond experience/ability level; spatial disorientation"

Cloud ceiling in area estimated to be about 3-400 feet with haze. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed.

Aircraft destroyed: registration N8953C cancelled by the FAA on November 24, 1976


1. NTSB Identification: MKC76AK076 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2016 21:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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