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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39665
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Date:28-DEC-1983
Time:11:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4829M
C/n / msn: E-1272
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:St. Catherines , GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:St. Augustine, FL
Destination airport:Chesapeake, VA (W36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING AT 1037 EST BEFORE DEPARTING ON AN IFR X-COUNTRY. AT 1051, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING (#537) WAS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WX SVC. WHEN THE PLT REQUESTED AN IFR CLEARANCE AT 1107, HE WAS ADVISED OF THE FRONTAL ACTIVITY. ABOUT 3 MIN LATER, HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE WX WARNING, WHICH HE ACKNOWLEDGED. AT ABOUT 1138, THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF WX IN HIS VICINITY & ALONG HIS PLANNED ROUTE WHICH INCLUDED MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE & MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN. BASED ON THIS INFO, THE PLT ELECTED TO DIVERT TO SAVANNAH, GA. AT 1139:54, HE REPORTED HIS WX CONDITIONS WERE ROUGH WITH RAIN. AT 1141:11, THE CONTROLLER NOTED THAT HIS TRANSPONDER REPLY SHOWED 2600 FT INSTEAD OF THE ASSIGNED ALT OF 7000 FT. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, RADIO & RADAR CONTACT WERE LOST. THE ACFT WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE CRASHED AT SEA & BOTH PLTS WERE PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN FATALLY INJURED. A SEARCH OF THE SUSPECTED AREA WAS MADE BY THE COAST GUARD & DEBRIS SUSPECTED FROM THE ACFT WAS FOUND; HOWEVER, THE MAIN WRECKAGE WAS NOT RECOVERED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45223


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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