Accident
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 12 février 1999
Heure:10:30 PST
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99
Compagnie:Ameriflight
Immatriculation: N205RA
Numéro de série: U-205
Année de Fabrication: 1983
Heures de vol:20522
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:29 km (18.1 milles) NE of Bishop Airport, CA (BIH) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Tonopah Airport, NV (TPH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bishop Airport, CA (BIH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The flight departed Tonopah at 09:30 for a 73-mile VFR flight to Bishop. The aircraft was not carrying cargo at the time of the accident. The Beech failed to arrive at the destination; search efforts were initiated and the wreckage was subsequently found February 14 on the eastern slopes of White Mountain in the Inyo National Forest at 9,500 feet.
A witnesses observed the aircraft flying between 7,000 and 8,000 feet msl as it entered Trace Plumas Canyon on White Mountain and begin a gradual left turn. The aircraft then disappeared from view. The canyon leads to the accident site. According to the operator, the pilot had successfully bid on a captain position on larger equipment and this was to be his last trip along this route. Several acquaintances of the pilot located at Tonopah reported that he intended to take a camera with him and photograph some scenic locations along this route.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to follow procedures and directives and his failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain.".

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Beechcraft C99 N987RA
N987RA briefly moved to Jamaica in 1997 before returning to the U.S. to fly for Ameriflight as N205RA
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tonopah Airport, NV et Bishop Airport, CA est de 135 km (84 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 tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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