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Last updated: 12 November 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 21 décembre 1997
Heure:06:26
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Compagnie:Aviation Charter
Immatriculation: N100BE
Numéro de série: B-221
Année de Fabrication: 1978
Heures de vol:8651
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1886 m (6188 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Inconnu
Aéroport de départ:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, N100BE, operated by Aviation Charter, impacted terrain during a missed approach at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, CO (COS). The commercial pilot and one passenger received fatal injuries, and the other passenger serious injuries. The aircraft was destroyed. The flight originated from Minneapolis-Flying Cloud Airport, MN (FCM) at 04:30, with a passenger stop at Minneapolis.
The flight was a charter carrying two Northwest Airlines mechanics to Colorado Springs, to repair a Northwest aircraft that had a mechanical problem.
The aircraft was conducting an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 17L. The west local controller observed the aircraft fly into fog and controllers were then unable to contact the aircraft and it disappeared from radar. The aircraft was found by airport personnel approximately 31 minutes following the accident approximately 6,000 feet down runway 17L and 600 feet east of the runway. The delay in locating the aircraft was due to fog.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to follow IFR Procedures and maintain the minimum descent altitude (MDA). A related factor was fog."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: FTW98FA074
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Beechcraft-A100-King-Air-N100BE
accident date: 21-12-1997
type: Beechcraft A100 King Air
registration: N100BE
 

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 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN et Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO est de 1157 km (723 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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