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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13894
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1980
Time:10:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Air Services Inc
Registration: N812DM
C/n / msn: 34-7350106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Enterprise, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport, Laurel, Mississippi (PIB/KPIB)
Destination airport:Livingston Municipal Airport, Livingston, Tennessee (FAA LID; 8A3)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) May 16, 1980 when crashed at Enterprise, Mississippi. The pilot (the sole person on board) was killed. According to the official NTSB report, the cause of the crash was attributed to "initiating a flight into an area of forecast thunderstorm activity. Airframe Breakup following pull-up at near treetop height". In addition:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S): PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: ATL80FA047 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=31513&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=812DM
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ms/N812DM/
4. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N812DM.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2017 15:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2017 15:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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