Accident Beechcraft 58TC Baron N6588S, 26 Dec 1991
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39745
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B58T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 58TC Baron
Registration: N6588S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bluffton, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Salisbury, NC (RUQ)
Destination airport:Hilton Head Is., SC (49J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The commercial pilot decided to divert to another airport after hearing reports of low visibility at his destination. However, he reported that he had no approach plates for the diversion airfield. While being radar vectored at about 3,000 ft agl, he reported 'having engine problems.' About 1 minute later, he reported 'going down'.

The aircraft crashed in wooded terrain and burned. The descent angle through the trees was about 30 degrees. Radar data indicates that the aircraft rapidly lost about 30 knots prior to the pilot's last radio call, followed by a high rate of descent. An examination of the wreckage revealed that the left propeller was near the feathered position at impact. There was evidence of power on the right engine at impact. Tear-downs of both engines and their components failed to explain the reported engine problem.

The NTSB determined the cause to be: The pilot's failure to maintain minimum controllable airspeed after a reported engine power loss, resulting in a loss of aircraft control. A factor was the loss of power on the left engine. The reason for the left engine power loss could not be determined.

Registrstion N6588S cancelled by the FAA on October 6 1994 as "destroyed"


1. NTSB Identification: ATL92FA031
2. FAA:

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
03-Mar-2016 21:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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