Accident description
Last updated: 16 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 16 August 1976
Time:06:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99
Operator:Bar Harbor Airlines
Registration: N200WP
C/n / msn: U-3
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 5 km NE Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), United States of America
Destination airport:Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB), United States of America
Narrative:
Beech 99 N200WP was being ferried from Bangor Airport, ME (BGR) to Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB) because the airport had been closed due to fog the day before. On a localizer approach, the airplane struck a 220 feet high hill, Lamoine Ridge. Visibility was 2 miles or less in fog and rain.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
FACTORS:
WEATHER - LOW CEILING
WEATHER - RAIN
WEATHER - FOG
WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB
» US Register Quarterly, Summer '78


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Distance from Bangor International Airport, ME to Bar Harbor Airport, ME as the crow flies is 54 km (34 miles).

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