Flugunfall 09 JUN 1979 einer Beechcraft 99 Airliner N454SA - Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Samstag 9 Juni 1979
Zeit:14:51
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Fluggesellschaft:Skystream Airlines
Kennzeichen: N454SA
Werknummer: U- 54
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,5 km (4.1 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), USA
Flug nach:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), USA
Unfallbericht:
Weather was very poor (visibility one mile or less, 400 feet ceiling in fog) as the Beech 99 approached Meigs Field. The pilot lost control of the plane, which then crashed into the water of Lake Michigan.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - initiated flight in adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - spatial disorientation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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photo of Beechcraft-99-N454SA
accident date: 09-06-1979
type: Beechcraft 99
registration: N454SA
 

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