ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36843
Last updated: 24 July 2014
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Date:26-MAY-2000
Time:2100
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A
Owner/operator:Sam E Sparks
Registration: N136EL
C/n / msn: 30434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taylor, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mayfield, KY (M25)
Destination airport:(K04)
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.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X20949


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