Vliegtuigongeval op 14 AUG 1997 met Beechcraft 200 Super King Air N74EJ - Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 14 augustus 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Colvin Aviation Inc.
Registratie: N74EJ
Constructienummer: BB-340
Bouwjaar: 1978
Aantal vlieguren:6328
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,3 km (0.2 mijl) NW of Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens Airport, GA (AHN/KAHN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN/KDNN), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 740
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, N74EJ, registered to Colvin Air Charter, Inc., operating as flight GHP740, collided with terrain while making a localizer approach to runway 14 at Dalton Municipal Airport, GA (DNN), while on a positioning flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the airline transport-rated pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Athens Airport, GA (AHN), the same day about 05:17.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper IFR procedure, by failing to maintain the minimum descent altitude (MDA) during the ILS localizer approach, until the runway environment was in sight, which resulted in a collision with terrain short of the runway. Factors relating to the accident were: darkness, low ceiling, fog, pilot fatigue, and improper scheduling by the aircraft operator."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: MIA97FA232
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Athens Airport, GA en Dalton Municipal Airport, GA bedraagt 165 km (103 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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