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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13862
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:07-MAR-1980
Time:19:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Jimmy L McCroskey
Registration: N36074
C/n / msn: 34-7870289
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:John A. Baker Field, Hohenmald, Tennesse (FAA LID: 0M3)
Destination airport:Harris County Airport, Pine Mountain, Georgia (PIM/KPIM)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) March 7, 1980 when collided with trees at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, due to undershooting on final approach to Harris County Airport, two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of Pine Mountain, Georgia. Aircraft was engaged on a VOR-A IFR approach, due to adverse weather conditions (rain, fog, 400 foot cloud ceiling, and visibility of one mile or less)

Pilot reported that he had lost sight of the runway downwind. (Per the official NTSB report "PROBABLE CAUSE(S): PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION)

Of the six persons on board (pilot and five passengers) the pilot and three passengers were killed, and the surviving two passengers were seriously injured. Registration N36074 was belatedly cancelled by the FAA on March 7, 2013 as "expired"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: IAD80FA030 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=32921&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=36074
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ga/N36074/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2017 14:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2017 14:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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