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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35895
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:08-OCT-1994
Time:10:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N27MT
C/n / msn: 11533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Springfield, MO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(SFG)
Destination airport:Olathe, KS (OJC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER TAKING OFF ON AN IFR FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB INTO A LOW OVERCAST. THE PILOT CONTACTED DEPARTURE CONTROL AND REPORTED CLIMBING THROUGH 2200' FOR AN ASSIGNED ALTITUDE OF 5000' MSL. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, RADAR AND RADIO CONTACT WERE LOST, AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A STEEP DIVE. DURING AN INVESTIGATION, NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND, THOUGH THE AIRPLANE WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED DURING IMPACT. THE PILOT'S LOGBOOK INDICATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN THREE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES ON 3/3/94 AND THAT HE HAD FLOWN 3.1 HOURS IN ACTUAL INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS SINCE THAT DATE. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE, DUE TO SPATIAL DISORIENTATION. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE PILOT'S LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT EXPERIENCE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02394


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2012 11:44 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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