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Accident description
Last updated: 30 April 2017
Date:Wednesday 16 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99
Registration: N63995
C/n / msn: U-178
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:20031
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
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:Avenal, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
The Beech entered an uncontrolled descent from 10500 feet and crashed. Last radar returns indicated a continuing left turn and descent through 5600 feet msl at 18000 feet/min.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of aircraft control at night by the pilot for unknown reasons."

» Air Safety Week 28 November 1994 (p. 10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/95 (#4)
» Scramble 189(63)


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Distance from Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA to Oakland International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 520 km (325 miles).

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