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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 31 juli 2000
Tijd:00:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Win Win Aviation
Registratie: N201RH
Constructienummer: 163
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:28711
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) SSW of Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hinckley Airport, IL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Louisburg-Franklin County Airport, NC (LFN/KLHZ), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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Kaart
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 Hinckley Airport, IL en Louisburg-Franklin County Airport, NC bedraagt 1093 km (683 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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