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Last updated: 27 March 2019
Date:Sunday 20 November 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Piedmont Airlines
Registration: N40406
C/n / msn: 14170
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of New Bern Airport, NC (EWN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), United States of America
Destination airport:New Bern-Simmons Nott Airport, NC (EWN/KEWN), United States of America
Collided with trees and crashed into a wooded area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Descent below obstructing terrain.

» NTSB File #1-0072


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC to New Bern-Simmons Nott Airport, NC as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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