ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46005
Last updated: 1 July 2016
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Narrative:The pilot and passengers were on a instrument flight returning home. When they were within range of the destination airport, the controller cleared the flight for an instrument approach. Moment later the pilot canceled his instrument flight plan and told the controller that he was below the weather. Low clouds, reduced visibility and fog existed at the destination airport at the time of the accident. The airplane collided with a river bank as the pilot maneuvered for the visual approach. The post-crash examination of the airplane failed to disclose a mechanical problem. CAUSE: The pilot continued visual flight into instrument weather conditions that resulted in the inflight collision with a river bank. Factors were reduced visibility and dark night.
|C/n / msn:|| 421-0133|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||MUNFORD, AL -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||HAMILTON, OH (HAO)|
|Destination airport:||TALLADEGA, AL (ASN)|
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