Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca N15025, Saturday 9 October 1976
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Date:Saturday 9 October 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Aero National
Registration: N15025
MSN: 347250350
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Black Mountains, near Busick, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greer, South Carolina (G
Destination airport:Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvina (PHL/KPH
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) October 9, 1976 when crashed on the upper slopes of the Black Mountains, near Busick, North Carolina: Crashed after flying into an area of thunderstorms. Pilot continued flight into known areas of severe turbulence and thunderstorms. All four persons on board (pilot and three passengers) were killed. According to the summary of the official NTSB report into the accident: "prior reports of severe turbulence over mountains given to Pilot during weather briefing. Aircraft Hit mountain at 5,500 feet amsl".

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD77FA005
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: IAD77FA005 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
30-Nov-2016 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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