ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36269
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Narrative:The instrument rated private pilot was operating a multiengine airplane for which he was restricted to VFR only. On a day VFR cross-country flight, he continued towards his destination airport after encountering clouds and fog. The airplane wreckage was found approximately 350 feet beyond the crest of Crow Mountain, about 7.12 nautical miles east of the destination airport. A postimpact fire destroyed the airplane. Residents in the area of the accident site, reported the weather was foggy with a visibility of 100 feet to 1/4 mile. Examination of the airplane and engine did not disclose any preimpact structural or mechanical anomaly. CAUSE: Continued flight by the pilot into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), and his failure to maintain sufficient altitude above mountainous/hilly terrain. Factors relating to the accident were: low ceiling, fog, and high terrain in the area of the accident.
Beechcraft 58 Baron
|C/n / msn:|| TH-363|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Atkins, AR -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Millington, TN (2M8)|
|Destination airport:||Russellville, AR (MO6)|
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