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Last updated: 24 October 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 10 décembre 1992
Heure:15:35
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Compagnie:Connie Kalitta Services
Immatriculation: N7770B
Numéro de série: AF-320
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:26436
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-101
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Elkridge, MD (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Volpar Turboliner II, a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, crashed during the approach to Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Maryland. The pilot was killed.
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to departure, the pilot supervised the loading of the airplane. The plane was loaded to a gross weight of 11,979 lb with the cg 2.7 inches behind the aft limit. At the destination, the flight was vectored for an ILS runway 10 approach. About 3 miles from the runway, the pilot was told to make a missed approach due to inadequate separation from traffic. The pilot acknowledged, but soon thereafter, radar contact with the plane was lost. Witnesses saw the plane descend from a low cloud layer before it crashed. There was evidence the plane impacted in a flat attitude with little forward movement. Four cargo straps were found loose with no sign of tensile overload; 3 others and a restraining board were found loose as if they had not been used. No preimpact mechanical problem was found.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: "Failure of the pilot to properly secure the cargo, which allowed a shift in the center of gravity during a missed approach maneuver and resulted in subsequent loss of aircraft control and flying speed. A factor related to the accident was failure of the pilot to assure the airplane was loaded within its proper weight and balance limitations."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 292 days (10 months)
Accident number: BFO93FA016
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Dayton Airport, OH et Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD est de 648 km (405 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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