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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45756
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23
Owner/operator:Muscateer Ltd.
Registration: N3516R
C/n / msn: M-675
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stevens Point, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Stevens Point, WI (STE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was destroyed on impact with terrain during takeoff. A witness stated, "About 3' off the ground he wiggled a little as if he was a student pilot. Than he started to turn sideways with his right side low. It looked like his wing tip was about 20' off the ground. Still climbing he turned right at a real strong [angle], heading toward 21. It looked like his right wing tip was about 50' feet off the ground. At this point he flipped over on his back [and] than dove nose down to the ground. Time 6:13 Wind 250 Knots 6." The mechanics entry for the last recorded annual inspection stated, "I certify that this aircraft has been inspected in accordance with an annual inspection and was determined to be in airworthy condition except for [discrepancies] listed. -Leaking fuel tanks, loose door hinge." An on-scene investigation revealed no pre-impact anomalies. The cabin door remained attached to the fuselage at its hinges. The door's striker plate was found with its outboard side torn out. The fuselage behind the striker plate was found with a gouge. CAMI's toxicological report on the pilot was negative. The report on the passenger stated, "86 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ETHANOL detected in Blood, 91 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ETHANOL detected in Vitreous, 181 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ETHANOL detected in Urine, 1 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ACETALDEHYDE detected in Blood, 2 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ACETALDEHYDE detected in Vitreous."
Probable Cause: the pilot not obtaining/maintaining aircraft control.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 12:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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