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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45011
Last updated: 28 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G35 Bonanza
Registration: N4214D
C/n / msn: D-4420
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Okolona, MS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hattiesburg, MS (KPIB)
Destination airport:Okolona, MS (5A4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight departed under visual flight rules and shortly after takeoff the pilot obtained his instrument flight rules (IFR) clearance to the destination airport. The flight continued and air traffic control (ATC) communications were transferred to several ATC facilities. The pilot cancelled his IFR clearance when the flight was near the destination airport and he proceeded to fly to his business location and was noted to be "buzzing." While flying low witnesses noted the airplane collided with the tops of trees, then either entered a "spin", or "spiraled" and impacted the ground. A postcrash fire consumed the cockpit, cabin, and section of the left wing. Flight control continuity was confirmed for roll, pitch, and yaw. Examination of the engine revealed no evidence of preimpact failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's intentional low altitude maneuver and buzzing resulting in collision with trees, uncontrolled descent, and in-flight collision with terrain. A factor in the accident was the pilot's ostentatious display.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 20:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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