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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13602
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:22:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Owner/operator:Jack R Sproch
Registration: N50BB
MSN: 31-323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tallahassee, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida (TLH/KTLH)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL)
Written off (destroyed) 17 November 1976 when crashed at Tallahassee, Florida, during initial climb out phase. According to the NTSB report into the accident: "Aircraft descended into ground on instrument climb out: pilot failed to maintain positive rate of climb"

All three persons on board (the 56-year-old pilot and two passengers) were killed. Registration N50BB cancelled by the FAA on 18 March 1977


1. NTSB Identification: MIA77FA010 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 22:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 23:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source]
29-Oct-2019 18:06 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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