Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 1 december 2001
Tijd:01:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Carriers Inc.
Registratie: N499BA
Constructienummer: 208B-0689
Bouwjaar: 1998
Aantal vlieguren:4867
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,9 km (0.6 mijl) W of Bessemer Airport, AL (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bessemer Airport, AL (KEKY), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 600
Beschrijving:
The Grand Caravan freighter, carrying checks and other bank documents, departed Little Rock (LIT) at 23:56 on an IFR flight to Bessemer. At 01:26 the Birmingham ATCT controller cleared the flight to descend and maintain 4,000 feet msl. The pilot then requested radar vectors for the instrument landing system approach, to which the controller responded: "Roger . . . maintain three thousand till Brookwood cleared ILS runway five approach to Bessemer." At 01:37 the pilot reported he was about to intercept the ILS. Six minutes later the Cessna crashed in a heavily wooded area of rugged sloping hills less than a mile from the airport's runway 05.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The poor in-flight planning by the pilot-in-command for his initiation of the ILS approach to runway 05 with weather conditions below minimums for the approach contrary to the Federal Aviation Regulations, and the failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane during a missed approach resulting in the in-flight collision with trees then terrain."

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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