Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 11 January 1989
Time:07:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:Atlantic Aero
Registration: N9330B
C/n / msn: 208B-0053
First flight: 1987
Total airframe hrs:896
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport, NC (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Roanoke Municipal Airport, VA (ROA/KROA), United States of America
Destination airport:Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot had to divert from Greensboro (GSO) to the Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport because of below-minima weather at the destination. He tried to carry out a visual approach to runway 31 in conditions of patchy fog. The aircraft struck trees and crashed during a go-around.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper IFR procedure by the pilot and his failure to maintain the minimum descent altitude (MDA). Contributing factors were: low ceiling, fog, delayed missed approach by the pilot, and trees."

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Roanoke Municipal Airport, VA to Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC as the crow flies is 136 km (85 miles).

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