Descripción del Accidente ASN 09 JUN 1979 Beechcraft 99 Airliner N454SA - Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 9 junio 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
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)
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
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
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog



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


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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