Date & Time: Aug 14, 2016 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Registration:
N447SA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kissimmee – Tuscaloosa
MSN:
31-8312016
YOM:
1983
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
5
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Kissimmee-Gateway Airport at 0955LT bound for Tuscaloosa, Alabama, carrying three dentists couples returning home following a dental continuing education seminar in Florida. On approach to Tuscaloosa, the pilot informed ATC about engine problems when the aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a wooded area located few hundred yards short of runway 22 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all six occupants were killed.