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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206581
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Registration: N678DD
C/n / msn: TH-70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:north of Ulysses, KS (ULS/KULS) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ulysses, KS (ULS)
Destination airport:Scott City, KS (TQK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The instrument-rated private pilot and one passenger departed on a personal flight in the pilot's multi-engine airplane in night visual meteorological conditions. A witness saw the lights of the accident airplane about 2 minutes after it departed. Within several seconds, the lights "fell quickly like a shooting star," followed by an orange flash of fire as the airplane impacted terrain. There was no radar or radio communications information associated with the airplane.

The wreckage was severely fragmented, and the evidence at the accident site was consistent with a high-energy impact in a left-wing-low, nose-down attitude. Examination revealed no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical deficiencies with the airplane or engines. Autopsy and toxicology testing of the pilot revealed no evidence of physiological impairment or incapacitation.

Probable Cause: An inflight loss of control and collision with terrain for reasons that could not be determined.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Feb-2018 12:48 gerard57 Added
23-Feb-2018 12:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Feb-2018 15:47 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2018 19:43 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Feb-2018 20:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Apr-2020 07:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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