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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36631
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:12-DEC-1997
Time:22:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690A
Owner/operator:Yakima Theatres
Registration: N72VF
C/n / msn: 11242
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Yakima, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Seattle, WA (BFI)
Destination airport:(YKM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight was operating into the Yakima airport at night during the period the airport operates as non-towered. Some witnesses reported the aircraft initially appeared lower than normal and that it descended and impacted the ground at a steep angle, and some witnesses reported an abrupt entry into the descent. The aircraft crashed 2.2 nautical miles east of the runway threshold, slightly right of the localizer course The pilot was 'cleared for approach' by air traffic control (ATC) and he subsequently initiated an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 27. The last radar position showed the aircraft approximately on the localizer, at glide slope intercept altitude, 9 nautical miles east of the airport. Three minutes after the last radar position, the pilot reported to ATC he had broken out and had the airport in sight, and canceled instrument flight rules (IFR). ATC then terminated service and approved a frequency change.. Ceiling was 1,500 feet overcast with 6 miles visibility in mist, with no significant icing forecast. No evidence of mechanical problems was found; however, much of the aircraft was consumed by an intense post-crash fire. CAUSE: A loss of aircraft control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X09378


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2012 01:25 Gwydd Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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