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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3560
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:22-DEC-1979
Time:01:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 65-90 King Air
Owner/operator:Hudson & Marshall Inc
Registration: N724N
C/n / msn: LJ-82
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Leeville, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, Texas (IAH/KIAH)
Destination airport:Tampa, Florida
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) December 22, 1975 when creash into the sea near Leeville, Louisiana. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. Accoarding to the following excerpt from the official NTSB report into the accident:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION; EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
FACTOR(S)
PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INADEQUATE/INCORRECT WEATHER BRIEFING
WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: HORIZONTAL STABILIZER, ATTACHMENTS
AIRFRAME - WINGS: SPARS
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW80FA028 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=33610&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=724N


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
30-Nov-2016 16:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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