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Last updated: 1 December 2020
Datum:donderdag 4 januari 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:West Star Aviation
Registratie: N924WS
Constructienummer: BE-63
Bouwjaar: 1978
Aantal vlieguren:9449
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS/KMLS), Verenigde Staten
A Beechcraft B100 King Air, N924WS, sustained substantial damage when it contacted a snow berm during landing rollout at Miles City, Montana. The airline transport pilot, commercial pilot, and three passengers on board the aircraft were not injured. The flight had originated at Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL) about 06:55. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. There was no fire, and no report of the ELT actuating.
The crew landed on the runway in low visibility with the runway lights visible. After touchdown, the left main landing gear contacted a berm or snowbank on the left side of the plowed area, and the pilots were unable to maintain directional control. The aircraft drifted off the left side of the runway and came to rest on a reverse heading. The nose landing gear sheared as the aircraft left the runway. The runway, which was 100 feet in width, had been plowed to about 45.5 feet width along the centerline. No notams had been filed concerning the partially plowed condition of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of airport personnel to properly remove snow from the runway or issue an appropriate notam concerning the runway condition. Factors relating to the accident were: the low light condition at dawn, and the snowbank or berm that was left on the runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: SEA96LA038
Download report: Summary report



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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 Billings Municipal Airport, MT en Miles City Municipal Airport, MT bedraagt 215 km (134 miles).

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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