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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 8 février 1999
Heure:11:35
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Compagnie:Skyway Airlines
Immatriculation: N148SK
Numéro de série: UE-148
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:8899
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:44 km (27.5 milles) de Milwaukee, WI (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Grand Rapids-Kent County International Airport, MI (GRR/KGRR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beech 1900D, N148SK, sustained substantial damage following an in-flight impact with a Canadian goose. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 2 crew members and 12 passengers reported no injuries. The flight departed Grand Rapids-Kent County International, Michigan, at 10:53 CST, and was en route to Milwaukee-General Mitchell International, Wisconsin.
According to the crew's written statement, they reported that approximately 24 nautical miles from the flight's destination, at 2,900 feet mean sea level, they encountered a flock of 20 to 30 Canadian geese while the aircraft was flying in a broken cloud layer. The crew stated that one goose impacted the outboard leading edge of the right wing, puncturing a hole through the leading edge and rupturing the fuel tank. The crew stated that the aircraft began to shake and the crew shut down the right engine. The crew declared an emergency with Air Traffic Control and was able to complete the flight to General Mitchell International.

Probable Cause:

The in-flight collision with a bird.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: CHI99LA085
Download report: Summary report


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Grand Rapids-Kent County International Airport, MI et Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI est de 192 km (120 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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