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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42748
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Date:17-FEB-1984
Time:10:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9353Q
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Charlottesville, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hartford, CT (HFD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE PROCEEDING ON AN IFR FLT PLAN, THE PLT REQUESTED HE BE ASSIGNED AN ALT BELOW 8000 FT DUE TO 'A PASSENGER WITH AN EAR PROBLEM.' OTHERWISE, THE EN ROUTE PORTION OF THE FLT PROCEEDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS APCH TO RWY 3. HIS LAST TRANSMISSION WAS MADE AT 1019:45 EST WHEN HE REPORTED INBOUND ON THE AZALEA NDB, WHICH WAS 7.8 MI FROM THE RWY ON THE ILS LOCALIZER. SHORTLY AFTER THAT THE ACFT CRASHED 1.5 MI NW OF THE NBD. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PLT HAD A HEAD COLD, 2 DAYS EARLIER, & HAD TAKEN MEDICATION, BUT A TOX CHECK (LIVER SAMPLE) SHOWED ONLY 1.8 MG/KG OF CHLORPHENIRAMINE. RADAR DATA SHOWED THAT WHEN THE ACFT WAS NEAR THE NDB, IT MADE SHARP L & R TURNS & HAD DESCENDED FROM 3000 TO 2300 FT BEFORE RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST. THE R WING HAD SEPARATED & WAS FOUND 360 FT FROM THE MAIN WRECKAGE. AN EXAM OF THE V-TAIL SHOWED DEFORMATION OF THE L STAB & UPWARD DEFORMATION OF THE R STAB. NO PRE-ACCIDENT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND. CG ESTIMATED 2.1 INCHES BEHIND AFT LIMIT. PLT DEMO, NO USEFUL VISION, L EYE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38716


Revision history:

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

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