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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37238
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Date:28-JUN-1994
Time:13:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6004E
C/n / msn: ME-127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Elizabeth, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:West Mifflin, PA (AGC)
Destination airport:Rostraver, PA (G08)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PRIVATE PILOT (DUAL STUDENT) HAD RECENTLY BEEN GRANTED PRIVATE PILOT PRIVILEGES IN MULTIENGINE AIRPLANES. HE REQUESTED THAT THE CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI), FLY WITH HIM SO THAT HE COULD RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE OUT APPROACHES. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING LOW TOWARD THE RUNWAY ON FINAL APPROACH, THEN ROLLING TO THE RIGHT AND IMPACTING THE GROUND. WITNESS STATEMENTS AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE INDICATED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS ESTABLISHED FOR A SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE OUT APPROACH. NO PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES WERE FOUND WITH THE AIRPLANE AND ENGINES. CAUSE: 1) THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND (CFI) TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE DUAL STUDENT DURING A SIMULATED SINGLE-ENGINE APPROACH, AND 2) HIS FAILURE TO PERFORM REMEDIAL ACTION. THIS LED TO A LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE GROUND. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE DUAL STUDENT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CONTROLLABLE AIRSPEED AND A PROPER GLIDEPATH TO THE RUNWAY DURING THE APPROACH.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01450


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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