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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240571
Last updated: 23 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander
Owner/operator:Conquest Air
Registration: N900DT
C/n / msn: 3056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pembroke Park, Broward County, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Destination airport:Miami, FL (OPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 28, 2020, about 0902 eastern daylight time, an Aero Commander Aircraft 500-S, N900DT, was destroyed when it impacted a building near Pembroke Park, Florida. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.
According to preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B and audio information, after takeoff from Pompano Beach Airpark about 0852, the flight proceeded in a southeast direction to the shore, then flew in a south-southwest direction just offshore. About 0858, when the flight was about 13 nautical miles northeast from Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF), which was the destination, an occupant onboard the airplane contacted the OPF air traffic control tower (ATCT) and advised the controller that the flight was inbound. The flight was radar identified and continued in a south-southwest direction while climbing to 1,100 ft mean sea level (msl). At about 0859:49, or 1 minute 49 seconds after the initial contact with the OPF ATCT, an occupant advised the controller, "and uh november delta tango ah we have uh an engine problem, we [are going] to North Perry [Airport]." The OPF ATCT initially coordinated with Miami Approach and advised the facility that the flight was descending, with a last reported altitude of 300 ft. The controller then attempted to coordinate with North Perry ATCT.
About 0859:53, the airplane turned to a southwest direction, climbed to about 1250 ft msl. About that time a witness who was located about 2.8 nautical miles east-southeast of the flightpath when the airplane was flying in the southwest direction reported hearing the engines accelerating and decelerating which changed to a popping sound. The airplane continued flying and went out of his earshot.
The ADS-B data reflected that about 0900:47, the airplane turned and flew in a west-northwesterly direction until about 0901:58, when the flight proceeded in a north-northwest direction until near the accident site. Witnesses who were on a golf course north of the accident site reported seeing the airplane flying in a westerly direction with no reported engine sound. They then noted the airplane banked left and then descended. The airplane collided with the east face of a storage building in a densely populated area, then fell to the parking lot of the building. There were no reported ground injuries.
Preliminary examination of the accident site revealed an impact mark on the building which reflected the airplane being in a right bank. Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of pre or postimpact fire. The wreckage was recovered and retained for further examination.


NTSB: (photo)




Photo of N900DT courtesy

Pompano Beach - Air Park (PPM / PMP)
21 January 2020; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

28-Aug-2020 14:32 Captain Adam Added
28-Aug-2020 15:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2020 15:39 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
28-Aug-2020 17:21 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
28-Aug-2020 18:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Country, Embed code]
28-Aug-2020 18:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo]
28-Aug-2020 18:42 A.J.Scholten Updated [Country]
28-Aug-2020 18:50 Anon. Updated [Country]
29-Aug-2020 08:54 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2020 09:33 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
30-Aug-2020 06:15 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
31-Aug-2020 06:20 aaronwk Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2020 02:08 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
23-Sep-2020 12:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report]

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