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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36179
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Date:23-NOV-1985
Time:08:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3862Y
C/n / msn: TH-1246
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Boca Raton, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(BCT)
Destination airport:Marsh Harbor (MYAM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PLT TOOK OFF ON RWY 4, THEN TURNED LEFT TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST & FLEW PARALLEL WITH THE RWY AT A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 1/4 TO 1/2 MI. HE LEVELED THE ACFT AT APRX 200' AGL, JUST BELOW THE CLOUDS, UNTIL APRX ABEAM OF MIDFIELD, THEN HE TURNED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT. ONE WITNESS REPORTED THAT AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE ACFT WAS 'BUFFETING OR PORPOISING.' ANOTHER WITNESS, WHO WAS DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON I-95, ABOUT 3/4 MI EAST OF THE CRASH SITE, STATED HE SAWTHE ACFT ON A WESTBOUND HDG, CLEAR OF CLOUDS, AT AN ALT OF 200 TO 300 FT AGL IN APRX A LEVEL ATTITUDE, WHEN IT SUDDENLY 'NOSED DOWN' TO THE GROUND. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA WHILE IN A STEEP DSCNT. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FND. THE ACFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE APRX 600 LBS OVER ITS MAX GROSS WT LIMIT OF 5400 LBS WITH THE CG .27 TO .97 INCH BEHIND THE AFT LIMIT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38286


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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