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Last updated: 31 March 2020
Datum:vrijdag 1 december 1989
Tijd:ca 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army
Registratie: N296CA
Constructienummer: 296
Bouwjaar: 1983-02-18 (6 years 10 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD (NHK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Belvoir-Davison AAF, VA (DAA/KDAA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), Verenigde Staten
The crash occurred shortly before as the plane was preparing to land at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The crew had been conducting tests of tracking equipment during the short flight from Davison Army Air Field at Fort Belvoir. The plane crashed sank into the water about 50 yards off shore from the Naval Air Station, in 45 feet deep water.
Reportedly, this aircraft crashed because the flight crew inadvertently selected "beta range" on the propellers at 800 feet. The aircraft then stalled and crashed into the river. The CASA aircraft was owned by the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and carried both a military (88-0320) as well as civilian (N296CA) registration marks.

» Scramble Vol.11, nr.7 (p.34)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fort Belvoir-Davison AAF, VA en Patuxent River NAS, MD bedraagt 82 km (51 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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