NTSB Identification: MIA98FAMS1.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, December 03, 1997 in MISSING
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/04/1998
Aircraft: Beech G35, registration: N4404D
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The private pilot was initially on a VFR flight from Crestview, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and had requested flight following from Gulfport Approach Control. The pilot encountered weather, requested and received an IFR clearance and vectors around the weather. The airplane disappeared from radar after the pilot acknowledged the IFR clearance. The airplane is missing and is presumed destroyed. The private pilot is missing and is presumed to be fatally injured. The passenger's body was located on 2/16/98, in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: undetermined. Full narrative available
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