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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44960
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:15-JAN-2004
Time:18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B36T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7252X
C/n / msn: EA-450
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Willow Park, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Houston, TX (HOU)
Destination airport:Parker County, TX (WEA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The 997-hour instrument rated pilot obtained weather briefings for his destination, which reported instrument meteorological conditions, including rain, mist, low visibilities and ceilings. The pilot then departed and flew to his destination, where he was cleared for a VOR/DME-A approach. The airplane flew along the course, and less than a 1/2-mile from the runway, the pilot reported he needed climbing instructions, and initiated a turn toward the north/northeast as instructed by air traffic control. The airplane continued to fly north. It then began a right turn, followed by a left turn back toward the north. One witness heard the airplane fly loudly overhead before it collided with terrain. A second witness reported that the weather was raining, dark, and the fog was bad "you couldn't see anything." At the time of the accident, weather reported 17 miles east of the accident site included 1.5 statute mile visibility, rain, overcast ceilings at 500 feet. Examination of the airplane and engine revealed no anomalies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while maneuvering. Contributing factors were the dark night and rain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040120X00075&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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