Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 4 May 1990
Time:07:31
Type:GAF Nomad N.24A
Operator:Tar Heel Aviation
Registration: N418NE
C/n / msn: 89
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:3590
Engines: 2 Allison 250-B17C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM) (   United States of America) show on map
Crash site elevation: 10 m (33 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), United States of America
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), United States of America
Narrative:
An attempt to land at New Hanover's runway 16 was aborted and the crew tried to carry out a runway 34 approach on the second attempt to land. The Nomad struck approach lights, crashed and turned over on the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient altitude during a circling maneuver for landing. Factors related to the accident were: weather conditions below minimums for a circling approach, and failure of the pilot to follow IFR procedures."

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC to Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC as the crow flies is 195 km (122 miles).

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