Accident Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster N9330B,
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Date:Wednesday 11 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Owner/operator:Atlantic Aero
Registration: N9330B
MSN: 208B0053
Year of manufacture:1987
Total airframe hrs:896 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Roanoke Municipal Airport, VA (ROA/KROA)
Destination airport:Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had to divert from Greensboro (GSO) to the Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport because of below-minima weather at the destination. He tried to carry out a visual approach to runway 31 in conditions of patchy fog. The aircraft struck trees and crashed during a go-around.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper IFR procedure by the pilot and his failure to maintain the minimum descent altitude (MDA). Contributing factors were: low ceiling, fog, delayed missed approach by the pilot, and trees."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL89FA071
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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