ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-7CF N244B Farmerville, LA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 6 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Advance Aviation Inc
Registration: N244B
MSN: 44876/673
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) S of Farmerville, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Destination airport:Almyra Municipal Airport, AR, United States of America
The DC-7 struck a heavily wooded area at 250 feet elevation. The aircraft caught fire. Thirty-five bales of marijuana were recovered from the wreckage.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning



photo of Douglas-DC-7CF-N244B
accident date: 06-09-1978
type: Douglas DC-7CF
registration: N244B

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 Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport to Almyra Municipal Airport, AR as the crow flies is 3340 km (2087 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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