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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13602
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:17-NOV-1976
Time:22:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Jack R Sproch
Registration: N50BB
C/n / msn: 31-323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tallahassee, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida (TLH/KTLH)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 17 November 1976 when crashed at Tallahassee, Florida, during initial climb out phase. According to the NTSB report into the accident: "Aircraft descended into ground on instrument climb out: pilot failed to maintain positive rate of climb"

All three persons on board (the 56-year-old pilot and two passengers) were killed. Registration N50BB cancelled by the FAA on 18 March 1977

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA77FA010 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=55201&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=50BB
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1976/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-tallahassee-3-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/fl/N50BB/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 22:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source]
29-Oct-2019 18:06 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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