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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Datum:Samstag 26 November 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Texas Western Aviation
Kennzeichen: N1910L
Werknummer: BE-10
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX (MAF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX (KIP/KCWC), USA
Flug nach:Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX (MAF/KMAF), USA
The aircraft crashed while completing a charter flight that began at November 25, 1983 to transport a tv sports film crew. The flight began at Midland, TX and proceeded to Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, TX, then began a return flight to Midland. During arrival, the pilot transmitted that he was turning on a 1/2 mi final approach for runway 16R. Witnesses observed what appeared to be a normal approach, but at 30 to 50 feet agl, the pilot initiated a go-around, the aircraft pitched up in an extremely nose high attitude, then entered a left bank, stalled and crashed. To duplicate the aircraft's observed profile, simulation tests showed full aft yoke pressure had to have been applied with full nose-up trim engaged throughout the manoeuvre. No pre-existing mechanical defects were found during the investigation. A test of the right front seat passenger's blood showed a blood/alcohol level of .144%. a test of the pilot's blood showed no drugs or alcohol, but a microscopic tissue exam showed changes possibly indicative of myocardial infarction; no cause of an infarction was conclusively established.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.



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Distance from Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX to Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX as the crow flies is 404 km (253 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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