Descripción del Accidente ASN 01 AUG 2018 Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 N557AP - Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:mircoles 1 agosto 2018
Hora:18:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operador:Atlantic Transportation of Wilmington LLC
Registración: N557AP
Numéro de série: FL-879
Año de Construcción: 2013
Horas Totales de la Célula:1256
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Privado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rock Hill Airport, SC (RKH/KUZA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The pilot reported that, he began the initial approach at the destination airport, about 1,800 to 2,000 ft mean sea level, and the airplane encountered a "widespread circling group of what appeared to be turkey vultures". The right wing struck a bird, and the airplane landed without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane’s collision with a bird during approach."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 233 days (8 months)
Accident number: GAA18CA475
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
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Distance from Rock Hill Airport, SC to Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC as the crow flies is 297 km (186 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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