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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35658
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Date:04-JAN-1992
Time:18:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic B36T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36TC Bonanza
Owner/operator:Grandmother
Registration: N345CC
C/n / msn: EA-143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pekin, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chicago, IL (MDW)
Destination airport:Peoria, IL (PIA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING THE WX BRIEFING AT CHICAGO, THE PILOT WAS PROVIDED PILOT REPORTS OF AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERING ICING IN THE VICINITY OF CHICAGO, WEST CHICAGO, AND SPRINGFIELD. HE WAS ALSO GIVEN THE DESTINATION SURFACE TEMP/DEWPOINT OF 33/31. WHILE BEGINNING THE APPROACH TO THE DESTINATION AIRPORT, AT AN INITIAL APPROACH ALTITUDE OF 2,400 FT, THE FRONT LEFT SEAT PILOT STATED SHE OBSERVED ICE ON THE WINDSHIELD AND WINGS. IN ADDITION, THE REAR LEFT SEAT PAX STATED THAT SHE REMEMBERS THE REAR RIGHT SEAT PAX/PILOT LOOKING AT THE WINGS WITH A FLASHLIGHT, AND RECALLED OBSERVING 'ICE CURVED OVER THE TOP OF THE WING...'. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND IN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT. THE AIRPLANE WAS APRX 245 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. CAUSE: THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S CONTINUED FLIGHT INTO ICING CONDITIONS AND HIS FAILURE TO USE THE AIRPLANE'S ANTI-ICE/DE-ICE SYSTEM RESULTING IN A BUILD-UP OF ICE OVER THE AIRPLANE'S SURFACE AREA AND RESULTANT LOSS OF CONTROL. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE AIRPLANE WAS OVER IT'S CERTIFICATED MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT, AND THE ICING CONDITIONS.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13956


Revision history:

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24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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