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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 January 1971
Time:18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99A Airliner
Operator:Rio Airways
Registration: N12RA
C/n / msn: U-131
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Killeen, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Destination airport:Killeen Municipal Airport, TX (ILE/KILE), United States of America
Narrative:
The Beech 99A descended into the ground while on final approach to Killeen. Weather was below minima; visibility 3/4 mile or less, fog, 200 feet ceiling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Dallas-Love Field, TX to Killeen Municipal Airport, TX as the crow flies is 210 km (131 miles).

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