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Accident
Last updated: 19 September 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 30 juin 1999
Heure:ca 04:41
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Compagnie:Nightexpress
Immatriculation: D-IBEX
Numéro de série: U- 45
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Seraing (   Belgique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Allemagne
Numéro de vol: 114
Détails:
Nightexpress Flight 114, a Beechcraft 99, departed Luton Airport at 01:25 UTC for a flight to Frankfurt. The aircraft carried 733 kg cargo. Failure of both engines caused the pilot at 02:34 UTC to request radar guidance to the nearest airport. The crew were told to maintain a course of 60 degrees and was cleared to descend to FL60. The crew switched to ATC Brussels Approach and were cleared to descend further. Liège runway 23L was available for landing and Brussels Approach told the crew to maintain 4000 feet. The Beech 99 crew replied that this was not possible because both engines were not operating and they asked for a direct course to Liège. Brussels Approach directed the flight to head 320 degrees. Last radio contact was at 02:40:40 UTC when the crew reported descending through 1700 feet and asked their distance to the runway, which was 5nm. The aircraft crashed into the woods a few hundred meters from a residential area and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

The failure of both engines was caused by a lack of maintenance. The crew did not follow company regulations and a misunderstanding between the crew and ATC contributed to the accident, as did the darkness.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Accident number: BFU 4X019-0/99
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Dirk Leismann
» Jeroen Lapidaire (Verzekeringmaatschappij De Nederlandse Luchtvaartpool N.V.)
» Olivier Chalvet


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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 London-Luton Airport et Frankfurt International Airport est de 652 km (407 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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