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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4656
Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft E18S
Owner/operator:Hope Natural Gas Company
Registration: N844K
C/n / msn: BA-207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bridgeport, WV -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bridgeport Airport
Destination airport:
The plane crashed was climbing from Bridgeport Airport in heavy snow when control was lost. The aircraft crashed a snow covered field, exploding on impact. All 4 occupants were killed.
- Probable Cause :
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it is reported the accident occurred in very bad weather conditions with snowstorm. With icing conditions including sleet, freezing rain, etc, the weather conditions were conducive to carburetor/induction system icing.



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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2019 18:35 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]

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