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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35659
Last updated: 18 April 2019
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Date:02-NOV-1991
Time:12:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690B
Owner/operator:Mid-Plains Corporation
Registration: N799V
C/n / msn: 11407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Milton, KS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wichita, KS (ICT)
Destination airport:Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT AND HIS WIFE DEPARTED WICHITA, KANSAS WITH A DESTINATION OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA. EIGHT MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, WHILE IN A CLIMB TO 15,000 FEET, THE PASSENGER CONTACTED DEPARTURE CONTROL AND COMMUNICATED THAT SHE THOUGHT THAT HER HUSBAND MIGHT BE DEAD. WHILE DEPARTURE CONTROL WAS GETTING A PILOT TO ASSIST IN THE SITUATION, THE PASSENGER, WHO WAS NOT A PILOT ATTEMPTED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT. A WITNESS REPORTED A RAPID SERIES OF CLIMBS AND DESCENTS JUST BEFORE BOTH HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS AND THE RUDDER SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ENTERED A SPIN TERMINATING WITH GROUND IMPACT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CONSUMED BY A POST-CRASH FIRE. CAUSE: INCAPACITATION OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND, FOLLOWED BY THE LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN INFLIGHT BREAKUP WITH A UNQUALIFIED PERSON ON THE CONTROLS.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X18420
Air Britain's Business Turboprops International 2009


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2012 11:43 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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