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Narrative:Written off (destroyed) May 16 1965 when suffered structural failure in flight two miles south west of Sacul, Nacogdoches County, Texas. (Near co-ordinates 31'61.67" N, 94'93.33" W). Aircraft was flying in an area of severe thunderstorm activity, and during the flight, the severe down draughts tore off both wings. The three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed. The wreckage was recovered on May 21 1965
|Owner/operator:||Bradford Motor Works|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 miles SW of Sacul, Nacogdoches County, Texas -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT; CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT. WEATHER: THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY, LOW CEILING, SQUALL LINE"
1. NTSB Identification: FTW65A0118 at http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=75407&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7228Y
||Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]|
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