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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36695
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Date:21-SEP-1983
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:Catskill Airways
Registration: N6657R
C/n / msn: TH1063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Arkville, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
Destination airport:Oneonta, NY (N66)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
PRIOR TO TAKING OFF, THE PLT ADVISED COMPANY PERSONNEL THAT HE PLANNED TO FLY VFR-ON-TOP AT 8500 FT MSL. HE PLANNED TO DEPART AT 1400 EDT, BUT DID NOT SPECIFY HIS ROUTE OF flight. WHEN THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED, IT WAS FOUND WHERE IT HAD CRASHED NEAR THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 3760 FT. AN EXAM OF THE CRASH SIDE REVEALED THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN LEVEL flight. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OF FAILURE WAS FOUND. A FOREST RANGER IN THE VICINITY AT APRX THE SAME ALTITUDE SAID THE VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT 100 FT IN FOG & RAIN WAS FALLING. OTHER PERSONS IN THE AREA SAID THE MOUNTAINS WERE OBSCURED, THE SKY WAS OVERCAST, HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING & THE WIND WAS STRONG. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44666


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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