Vliegtuigongeval op 06 SEP 1978 met Douglas DC-7CF N244B - Farmerville, LA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 6 september 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Advance Aviation Inc
Registratie: N244B
Constructienummer: 44876/673
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) S of Farmerville, LA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ilegale Vlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Vliegveld van aankomst:Almyra Municipal Airport, AR, Verenigde Staten
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport en Almyra Municipal Airport, AR bedraagt 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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