Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 15, Lumber City, Ga. / Piper Navajo

At 08:30 eastern time, a Piper PA-31-350 crashed while making an instrument approach to the Hazelhurst Airport, killing all three aboard. The flight had been cleared for an NDB or GPS runway 14 approach, which had minimums of 800 feet and one mile visibility. Witnesses said the ground level visibility was about 300 feet in fog. Radar data showed the airplane descending below 200 feet. The airplane struck 80-foot tall trees and crashed into a farmerís field....

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