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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45243
Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Registration: N256PR
C/n / msn: E-470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pomona, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Columbia, SC (CAE)
Destination airport:Pomona, NJ (ACY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot attempted two ILS approaches, during which the controller made numerous attempts to assist the pilot in intercepting the localizer. The controller instructed the pilot to climb twice when he was below the glideslope, and also made numerous repeated transmissions to obtain pilot acknowledgement of navigational instructions. During the second approach, when the pilot passed through the localizer and continued eastbound, the controller initiated a surveillance approach by providing step-down altitudes and headings to the pilot. The pilot was cleared to land, and instructed to report the runway in sight. The pilot acknowledged the clearance; however, no further transmissions were received by the pilot. Radar data indicated the last recorded position of the airplane was 1.3 nautical miles west northwest of the runway, at 300 feet. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical malfunctions. Interviews with family members and friends of the pilot, revealed he had received his instrument rating through a week-long school, within the past year, and had "not accumulated much instrument flight time" since then.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to follow instrument approach procedures. Factors in the accident included the pilot's lack of recent instrument experience and the instrument weather conditions.



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 18:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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