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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36607
Last updated: 29 September 2019
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Date:17-NOV-1991
Time:20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6637W
C/n / msn: M-2219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Angleton, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Castroville, TX (T89)
Destination airport:Angleton, TX (LBX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE NON RATED PRIVATE PILOT PROCEEDED TO HIS DESTINATION AT APPROXIMATELY 5,500 FEET. THE CLOUD TOPS IN THE VICINITY OF THE DESTINATION WERE REPORTED AT APPROXIMATELY 5,000 FEET. UPON REACHING THE VICINITY OF THE OUTER MARKER FOR THE AIRPORT, A DESCENT WAS UNDERTAKEN. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, RADAR RECORDS INDICATE A HIGH RATE OF DESCENT, INDICATIVE OF A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN IN AN EXTREME NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL. FACTORS WERE HIS LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME, HIS VFR FLIGHT INTO INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS AND SPATIAL DISORIENTATION.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X18444


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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