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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133341
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Date:28-APR-1999
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 23-B24R
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N12RF
C/n / msn: MC-293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Boone, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:5A3
Destination airport:Batesville, AR (BVX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to witnesses, the ceiling was about 50 feet above the ground, and the takeoff appeared to be normal until the collision with trees. According to the FAA Inspector on-scene, the aircraft collided with trees and rising terrain and subsequently the ground in a wooded area about 1.6 miles south of the airport. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the airplane had collided with trees up-slope on the north side of a ridge, at the 3800 foot level. The slope of the ridge was approximately 25 degrees. The initial crash path through the trees was inclined 3-5 degrees. Examination of the engine found it heat damaged from the post-impact fire. All of the accessory components were destroyed. Engine examination and partial disassembly found no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical deficiencies that would have prevented the engine from developing power.
Probable Cause: The pilots failure to obtain/maintain proper climb rate during initial climbout. This resulted in the collision with the mountain/hilly terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00426&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 12:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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