Descripción del Accidente ASN 16 SEP 1996 Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N10DA - Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 16 septiembre 1996
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operador:North Star Air Cargo
Registración: N10DA
Numéro de série: SH.1873
Año de Construcción: 1969
Horas Totales de la Célula:18553
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5 km (3.1 milles) de Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Clarksburg-Benedum Airport, WV (CKB/KCKB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:1215
Flight 1215 departed Clarksburg at 20:35. After a delay due to the weather, the pilot was vectored for a runway 10R instrument approach with a 35 mile final. At 21:48 the pilot declared a fuel critical situation. Several aircraft were then vectored off the ILS. Oil pressure dropped and the no. 2 engine was shut down while on approach. The airplane didn't make it to the runway and struck power lines and telephone poles, and came to rest across a narrow secondary road.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight decision to continue to his destination when known en route delays were encountered which resulted in fuel exhaustion."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: IAD96FA147
Download report: Summary report

» Air Safety Week 14 October 1996 (p. 6)
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photo of Shorts-SC-7-Skyvan-3-200-N10DA
accident date: 16-09-1996
type: Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-200
registration: N10DA

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 Clarksburg-Benedum Airport, WV to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 132 km (82 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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