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Last updated: 4 August 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 11 Januar 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Fluggesellschaft:Atlantic Aero
Kennzeichen: N9330B
Werknummer: 208B0053
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport, NC (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Roanoke Municipal Airport, VA (ROA/KROA), USA
Flug nach:Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO), USA
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:

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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ATL89FA071
Download report: Summary report



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roanoke Municipal Airport, VA to Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC as the crow flies is 136 km (85 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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