Accident Beechcraft 200 Super King Air N74EJ,
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Date:Thursday 14 August 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Owner/operator:Colvin Aviation Inc.
Registration: N74EJ
MSN: BB-340
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:6328 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,3 km NW of Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Athens Airport, GA (AHN/KAHN)
Destination airport:Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN/KDNN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, N74EJ, registered to Colvin Air Charter, Inc., operating as flight GHP740, collided with terrain while making a localizer approach to runway 14 at Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN), while on a positioning flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the airline transport-rated pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Athens Airport, GA (AHN), the same day about 05:17.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper IFR procedure, by failing to maintain the minimum descent altitude (MDA) during the ILS localizer approach, until the runway environment was in sight, which resulted in a collision with terrain short of the runway. Factors relating to the accident were: darkness, low ceiling, fog, pilot fatigue, and improper scheduling by the aircraft operator."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97FA232
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




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