Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N812DM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13894
 
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Date:Friday 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
MSN: 34-7350106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
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)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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"

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL80FA047
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

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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