Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 14 april 1975
Tijd:22:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Magnavox Corporation
Registratie: N960M
Constructienummer: AT-005
Bouwjaar: 1972
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1 km (0.6 mijl) SW of Southern Pines-Pinehurst Airport, NC (SOP) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Flushing Airport, NY, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Southern Pines-Pinehurst Airport, NC (SOP), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The Merlin IV hit trees half a mile short of runway 05. The pilot attempted a visual approach; patches of fog were present in the area.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - spatial disorientation
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefing received-method unknown

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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