ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36843
Last updated: 26 October 2014
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Narrative:The pilot began preparations for his personal flight at 0630 eastern daylight (EDT) time, which departed from Orlando, Florida at 1000 EDT. The airplane impacted trees and terrain during a visual approach into an uncontrolled airstrip in night instrument meteorological conditions near Taylor, Missouri at 2100 central daylight time. The 2,865 foot turf airstrip was not served by an approved instrument approach procedure. The private pilot was not instrument rated. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies. CAUSE: flight into known adverse weather conditions and the altitude/clearance not maintained by the pilot. An additional cause was the improper in-flight planning/decision by the pilot. Contributing factors were the weather below approach/landing minimums, night conditions, the pilot's lack of total instrument time and fatigue.
Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A
|Owner/operator:||Sam E Sparks|
|C/n / msn:|| 30434|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Taylor, MO -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Mayfield, KY (M25)|
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