Accident
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 9 juni 1979
Tijd:14:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skystream Airlines
Registratie: N454SA
Constructienummer: U- 54
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) van Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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