Accident Douglas DC-6BF AN-BFN, Wednesday 6 June 1979
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Date:Wednesday 6 June 1979
Time:04:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6BF
Owner/operator:Unknown
Registration: AN-BFN
MSN: 45322/939
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Charleston, WV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Charleston (unknown airport), WV
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Overran runway. The aircraft was carrying about 20000 lb of marijuana on board.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
pilot in command - attempted operation beyond experience/ability level
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD79FA054
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); March 1975

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