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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 20 June 1969
Time:15:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:Cascade Airways
Registration: N2550A
C/n / msn: U-106
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pasco-Tri-Cities Airport, WA (PSC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pasco-Tri-Cities Airport, WA (PSC/KPSC), United States of America
Destination airport:Spokane International Airport, WA (GEG/KGEG), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft pitched up steeply after takeoff, lost control and crashed. The pitch trim was found in the full nose up position. The captain's seat was unlocked and fully aft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
copilot - improper operation of flight controls
copilot - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Pasco-Tri-Cities Airport, WA to Spokane International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 191 km (120 miles).

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