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Last updated: 28 November 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 24 février 1994
Heure:06:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft Beechjet 400A
Compagnie:Beechcraft Sales South Inc.
Immatriculation: N8279G
Numéro de série: RK-79
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Heures de vol:75
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Airport, OH (CGF) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Démonstration
Aéroport de départ:Findlay Airport, OH (FDY/KFDY), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Airport, OH (CGF/KCGF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beechjet 400A airplane, N8279G, collided with the terrain during landing at Cuyahoga County Airport near Cleveland, Ohio. The certificated airline transport pilot and co-pilot and their four passengers were not injured. The airplane received substantial damage.
The airplane, being flown on a sales demonstration/business flight. The flight originated in Finely, Ohio at 06:00 eastern standard time and was arriving at its destination when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.
The flight crew reported they were executing an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 23 at Cuyahoga County Airport. They reported "breaking out" at 1,800 feet above ground level. The pilot-in-command stated "After entering VFR conditions no runway lights were observed. The co-pilot attempted to turn on the lights by keying the VHF transmitter." They further reported that they continued the approach for landing and had the VASI lights in sight. Runway 23 does not have a VASI, but it has an approach lighting system. They said that they realized they were not going to land on the runway, but it was too late to execute a go-around. The airplane impacted a grass area between runway 23 and taxiway Alpha.

Probable Cause:

The pilots failure to use the proper radio frequency to activate the airport runway lights, and the pilot's improper decision to continue his approach and land without the runway lights being on.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: BFO94LA050
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 Findlay Airport, OH et Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Airport, OH est de 191 km (119 miles).

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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