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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 16 August 1976
Zeit:06:32
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Fluggesellschaft:Bar Harbor Airlines
Kennzeichen: N200WP
Werknummer: U-3
Baujahr: 1968
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 5 km NE Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), USA
Flug nach:Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB/KBHB), USA
Unfallbericht:
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:

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

Informationsquelle:
» 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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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