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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 26 novembre 1983
Heure:01:53
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Compagnie:Texas Western Aviation
Immatriculation: N1910L
Numéro de série: BE-10
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:2214
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-6
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX (MAF) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX (KIP/KCWC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX (MAF/KMAF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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.

Sources:
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Wichita Falls-Kickapoo Airport, TX et Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX est de 404 km (253 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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