Vliegtuigongeval op 16 SEP 1996 met Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N10DA - Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 16 september 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:North Star Air Cargo
Registratie: N10DA
Constructienummer: SH.1873
Bouwjaar: 1969
Aantal vlieguren:18553
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) van Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Clarksburg-Benedum Airport, WV (CKB/KCKB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Verenigde Staten
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)
» Scramble 210


photo of Shorts-SC-7-Skyvan-3-200-N10DA
accident date: 16-09-1996
type: Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-200
registration: N10DA

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 Clarksburg-Benedum Airport, WV en Pittsburgh International Airport, PA bedraagt 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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