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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30576
Last updated: 31 May 2016
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Date:06-APR-1999
Time:04:50 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:Paragon Air Express Inc
Registration: N80UL
C/n / msn: TH-1118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM)
Destination airport:Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.
Narrative:
On April 6, 1999, at 0450 central daylight time, a Beech 58, N80UL, collided with the ground and burst into flames during an instrument approach to runway 2C at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. The cargo flight was operated by Paragon Air Express Inc., under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 135 with an instrument flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The commercial pilot received minor injuries. The flight departed Memphis, Tennessee, at 0340.

The pilot reported that upon arriving in the Nashville area, the approach controller issued him an approach clearance to runway 2C. While on final approach, the pilot recalled that there were rain showers and high winds associated with thunderstorm activity in the immediate vicinity of the approach facilities. Upon realizing that his final approach altitude was too high, the pilot requested a 2L landing; the controller cleared the flight to land on runway 2L. The airplane collided with the ground as the pilot maneuvered for a landing back to runway 2C (see attached pilot accident report form).

Examination of the accident site disclosed that the airplane came to rest about 200 yards left of the approach end of runway 2C, and was oriented on a southwest heading. There was extensive fire damage to both outboard panels of the wing assembly. The pilot did not report a mechanical problem with the airplane during the flight. The pilot reported experiencing moderate rain and strong winds out of the northwest while maneuvering for the landing.

Sources:
1. NTSB Identification: ATL99LA069 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00421&ntsbno=ATL99LA069&akey=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=80UL


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Mar-2016 00:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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