ASN Aircraft accident Howard 350 N8GW Belle Glade, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 11 April 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic howd model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 350
Operator:World Photography Co.
Registration: N8GW
MSN: 4676
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belle Glade, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Howard 350 aircraft overshot the runway in landing and collided with trees. A fire broke out. Some 4000 lb (1814 kg) of marijuana was found on board.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
terrain - wet,soft ground

Runway excursion

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