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Accident
Last updated: 30 May 2016
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 9 junio 1979
Hora:14:51
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99
Operador:Skystream Airlines
Registración: N454SA
Numéro de série: U- 54
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,5 km (4.1 milles) de la costa de Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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:
pilot in command - initiated flight in adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - spatial disorientation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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