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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36168
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Date:27-MAR-1998
Time:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182H
Owner/operator:Karvin Air
Registration: N8460S
C/n / msn: 18256560
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Missing -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kingston (MKJP)
Destination airport:Georgetown (MYEF)
Narrative:
The airplane was equipped with 2 VOR and 1 ADF receivers; no GPS receiver was installed. The pilot was using an incorrect route segment for the flight. The pilot advised the ARTCC controller that only 1 VOR receiver was operable, the ADF was inoperative, and he was unable to receive the VOR signal from Great Exuma, where he planned to refuel. The flight continued then the pilot advised the controller that the engine was running rough and the flight descended to 4,000 feet, where radio contact was lost. A 4-day search for the airplane was performed with negative results. The pilot had never flown in the Bahamas or Caribbean before while acting as pilot-in-command and had never flown a Cessna 182 before. The destination airport does not have an instrument approach and landing at night is not permitted. The calculated arrival time was after the end of civil twilight at the destination airport. The VOR located on Great Exuma Island, Bahamas, maintained by the Airway Facilities Section of the Department of Civil Aviation, Bahamas, was out of service on the day of the flight and had been out of service since March 1996; no NOTAM was in effect on the day of the flight, and this information was not published. CAUSE: Undetermined.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X09734


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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