Vliegtuigongeval op 01 AUG 2018 met Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 N557AP - Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 1 augustus 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Atlantic Transportation of Wilmington LLC
Registratie: N557AP
Constructienummer: FL-879
Bouwjaar: 2013
Aantal vlieguren:1256
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rock Hill Airport, SC (RKH/KUZA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Verenigde Staten
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:

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

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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 Rock Hill Airport, SC en Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC bedraagt 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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