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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 2 January 1982
Time:13:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft UC-12B Huron (A200C Super King Air)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 161189
C/n / msn: BJ-5
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Pensacola Regional Airport, FL (PNS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), United States of America
Destination airport:Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America
Narrative:
A Beechcraft UC-12B Huron operated by the U.S. Navy crashed into a housing development area north of Pensacola Regional Airport, FL (PNS).
The airplane departed Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU) on a flight to Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA). Weather was poor with light rain and limited visibility. The crew decided to divert to Pensacola Regional Airport. The airplane was approaching the airfield when it struck several trees, fell on a car and collided with an oak tree.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Ocala Star-Banner - Jan 3, 1982


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Distance from Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA to Pensacola NAS, FL as the crow flies is 1247 km (779 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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