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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
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
Operator:Unknown
Registration: AN-BFN
C/n / msn: 45322/939
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Charleston, WV (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Charleston (unknown airport), WV, United States of America
Narrative:
Overran runway. The aircraft was carrying about 20000 lb of marijuana on board.

Probable Cause:

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

Classification:
Flightcrew un(der)qualified
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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