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Last updated: 22 September 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 10 décembre 1997
Heure:23:21
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Compagnie:Spitfire Sales And Leasing
Immatriculation: N30SA
Numéro de série: B-246
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:6575
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 228 m (748 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Lewisburg-Greenbrier Valley Airport, WV (LWB/KLWB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Concord Regional Airport, NC (USA/KJQF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, N30SA, collided with trees and the ground during an ILS approach to runway 36L at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT). The airplane was operated by Spitfire Sales and Leasing, Inc. under instrument flight rules [IFR]. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. An IFR flight plan was filed for the business flight. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured, the passenger was seriously injured, and the airplane was destroyed. Origination of the flight was Lewisburg-Greenbrier Valley Airport, WV (LWB), about 22:00, on the same day, with a destination of Concord Regional Airport, NC.

Following a missed approach at the destination, the pilot requested weather information for two nearby airports. One airport was 53 miles northeast with a cloud ceiling of 900 feet, and visibility 6 miles. The pilot opted for the accident airport, 21 miles southwest, with an indefinite ceiling of zero, and visibility 1/4 mile. After completing the second missed approach, the flight proceeded to the accident airport. Radar vectors were provided to the ILS runway 36L. On the final approach, the flight veered to the right of the localizer and descended abruptly. Last recorded altitude for the flight was below the decision height. Investigation revealed no anomalies with the airport navigational aids for the approach, and the airplane's navigation receivers were found to be operational.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued approach below decision height without reference to the runway environment, and his failure to execute a missed approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: ATL98FA023
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Lewisburg-Greenbrier Valley Airport, WV et Concord Regional Airport, NC est de 274 km (171 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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