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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 16 agosto 1976
Hora:06:32
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operador:Bar Harbor Airlines
Registración: N200WP
Numéro de série: U-3
Año de Construcción: 1968
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 5 km NE Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bar Harbor Airport, ME (BHB/KBHB), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» 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.

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