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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8697
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Date:02-APR-1970
Time:24:01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 401A
Owner/operator:Roberts Constr
Registration: N401RA
C/n / msn: 401A0117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morrisville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Huntsville
Destination airport:Morrisville
Narrative:
Struck trees and impacted an open field short of the runway while on final approach. All 5 occupants killed.
- Cause :
"Improper IFR operation on part of the pilot-in-command. The following factors were considered as contributing:
- Improper compensation for wind coditions,
- Sudden windshift,
- Erratic flight path after passing outer marker,
- ILS straight-in approach,
- Strong windshift reported at approximately 400 feet."

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Feb-2019 20:51 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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