Unfallbericht:The Cessna, carrying bank checks, departed Mobile (BFM) at 19:40 on an instrument flight to Montgomery (MGM). At an altitude of 3000 feet the pilot was given a traffic advisory by air traffic control. The pilot reported that the traffic, a FedEx DC-10, was above him. At the time the pilot stated that he needed to deviate, data indicate that the accident airplane was in or entering an uncontrolled descent. The airplane appeared to have nearly recovered from extreme attitudes as it impacted the swampy water in the Big Bateau Bay.
|Datum:||23 OKT 2002|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster|
|Triebwerk:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||8 km (5 Meilen) NW of Spanish Fort, AL (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Mobile Aerospace Field, AL (BFM/KBFM), USA|
|Flug nach:||Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL (MGM/KMGM), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's spatial disorientation, which resulted in loss of airplane control. Contributing to the accident was the night instrument meteorological conditions with variable cloud layers."
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Distance from Mobile Aerospace Field, AL to Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL as the crow flies is 243 km (152 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.