Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 9 April 1990
Time:18:05
Type:Embraer 120RT Brasilia
Operating for:Delta Connection
Leased from:Atlantic Southeast Airlines - ASA
Registration: N217AS
C/n / msn: 120011
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Gadsden Municipal Airport, AL (GAD) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gadsden Municipal Airport, AL (GAD/KGAD), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Narrative:
After departing Gadsden, the Embraer collided head-on with Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 N99501, causing the right stabilizer to separate. The Cessna crashed, but the Brasilia made a safe emergency landing.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate visual lookout by the pilots of both aircraft, which resulted in their failure to see-and-avoid oncoming traffic. A factor related to the accident was: the sun's glare, which restricted the vision of the Cessna 172 pilot."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Gadsden Municipal Airport, AL to Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 157 km (98 miles).

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