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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14046
Last updated: 11 March 2020
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Date:12-SEP-1975
Time:10:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690A
Owner/operator:Campbell-Ewald Advertising Company
Registration: N847CE
C/n / msn: 11223
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Nemacolin, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Pittsburgh, PA
Destination airport:Nemaculin Airstrip, PA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A Campbell-Ewald Advertising Company Rockwell Commander 690A, N847CE, was operated as a corporate executive flight from Pontiac, Michigan, to Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, with a stop at Pittsburgh.
About 10:58, after the flight had departed Pittsburgh and was en route to Nemacolin, radar contact and radio communications
were lost, which was not unusual or unexpected, when the flight was about 5 nmi northeast of the Nemacolin Airport. The flight
was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan and in instrument meteorological conditions.
On September 13, the wreckage was located about 5 nmi from the Nemacolin Airport in mountainous terrain at an elevation of about 2,800 feet. the aircraft was destroyed.
The two crewmembers and the two passengers were killed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's attempt to execute a VFR approach in meteorological conditions which precluded visual flight to an airport which did not have an FAA-approved instrument approach procedure.

Sources:

NTSB
AVL 108

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2012 01:25 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jul-2013 01:23 wf Updated [Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 12:15 harro Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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