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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133341
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 23-B24R
Registration: N12RF
C/n / msn: MC-293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boone, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:5A3
Destination airport:Batesville, AR (BVX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
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.



Revision history:

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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