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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37544
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Date:23-JUL-1989
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Owner/operator:Don Schaefer
Registration: N66295
C/n / msn: M-2187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Neligh, NE -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Spencer, IA (SPW)
Destination airport:Kearney, NE (EAR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED NEAR NELIGH, NE, AS IT WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT FROM SPENCER, IA, TO KEARNEY, NE. A WITNESS, WHO HEARD THE ACFT, SAID IT WAS PROCEEDING ON A SOUTHWESTERLY HEADING AT LOW ALTITUDE BEFORE IT CRASHED. AN EYE WITNESS RPRTD THAT JUST BEFORE THE ACDNT, THE ACFT ENTERED A STEEP CLIMB (TO AN ESTIMATED 500 TO 600 FT), THEN IT ENTERED A STEEP DESCENT & DISAPPEARED FROM HIS VIEW. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED IT HAD IMPACTED IN A NEAR VERTICAL DESCENT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS FOUND. THE PLT HAD RECEIVED HIS PRIVATE PLT CERTIFICATE ABOUT 2 WKS BEFORE THE ACDNT. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED AFTER INTIATING A STEEP CLIMBING MANEUVER FROM LOW ALTITUDE. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL FLYING EXPERIENCE AND LACK OF SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X28922


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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