Date & Time: Sep 6, 1978 at 0310 LT
Type of aircraft:
Advance Aviation (USA)
Willemstad - Almyra
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While flying at low altitude in a limited visibility due to the night, the four engine airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a dense wooded area located 3 miles south of Farmerville, LA. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. Five occupants were injured while a passenger was killed. A load of about 10 tons of marijuana was found in the wreckage.
Controlled collision with ground after the pilot misjudged altitude and clearance. An inadequate preflight preparation was considered as a contributing factor.