Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 May 1986
Time:23:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Operator:Barckley Airlines
Registration: N577KA
C/n / msn: AT-008
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:2950
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-3U-303G
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NW of Billings-Logan International Airport, MT (BIL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Helena Airport, MT (HLN/KHLN), United States of America
Destination airport:Billings-Logan International Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL), United States of America
Narrative:
After flying a localizer back course approach to Billings' runway 27 a missed approach was executed. The pilot then tried to carry out a runway 09L ILS approach. On the inbound approach course the aircraft impacted terrain and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Physical impairment(other cardiovascular)..Pilot in command".

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Helena Airport, MT to Billings-Logan International Airport, MT as the crow flies is 277 km (173 miles).

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