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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31896
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24 Comanche
Owner/operator:Randy Hughes Agency
Registration: N7000P
C/n / msn: 24-2144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles W of Camden, Tennessee -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dyersburg Airport, TN (DYR/KDYR)
Destination airport:Cornelia Fort Airport, Nashville, TN (M88)
Noninstrument pilot attempted visual flight in adverse weather conditions, resulting in a loss of control. The plane took off at 18.07 after about a refuelling stop for about one hour at Dyersburg. It crashed a mile off Highway 70, about three miles west of Camden, after a 13 minutes flight. The wreck scene is about five miles west of the Tennessee River. The pilot was advised by employees at Dyersburg not to proceed and stay overnight because of the bad weather. Unfortunately he made the fatal decision to take off continue to Nashville as the pilot Randy Hughes had been told by his wife while making a phone call from Dyersburg that the weather in Nashville was good.
One passenger was singer Patsy Cline.




Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
21-Jan-2009 00:00 Anon. Updated
20-Jan-2011 00:11 whiteshark Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Mar-2013 07:10 gerard57 Updated [Source]
12-Aug-2013 15:32 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
24-Sep-2014 05:45 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
06-Mar-2016 08:13 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2016 20:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Sep-2016 20:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]
11-Sep-2016 20:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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