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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 31 juillet 2000
Heure:00:34
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Compagnie:Win Win Aviation
Immatriculation: N201RH
Numéro de série: 163
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Heures de vol:28711
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:3 km (1.9 milles) SSW of Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Hinckley Airport, IL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Louisburg-Franklin County Airport, NC (LFN/KLHZ), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The Twin Otter was on a positioning flight to a maintenance facility at Louisburg to have maintenance performed on the engines. Poor visibility due to ground fog forced the pilot to abandon his attempt to land. The pilot elected to divert to Raleigh-Durham. The flight was heading in a southwesterly direction, at 1,000 feet msl, about 1.5 miles from Raleigh-Durham, then turned left to heading of south, away from the airport. The last radar return showed the flight at an altitude of 500 feet msl, in a right turn heading 206 degrees. The aircraft crashed into dense woods within the Umstead State Park, short of Raleigh-Durham runway 32. Reported RDU weather at 00:30 was wind 140deg/6 knots, 500 feet broken ceiling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued VFR flight into IMC conditions, by failing to maintain altitude, and descending from VFR conditions into IMC, which resulted in him subsequently impacting with trees. Factors in this accident were: reduced visibility due to dark night and fog. An additional factor was the pilot was not certified for instrument flight."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: MIA00FA229
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Hinckley Airport, IL et Louisburg-Franklin County Airport, NC est de 1093 km (683 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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