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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37024
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Date:24-OCT-1984
Time:08:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N777AB
C/n / msn: TH-209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hot Springs, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Leesburg, VA (W09)
Destination airport:(HSP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE DESTN airport WAS UNATTENDED AT NIGHT & WHEN THE PLT RECEIVED HIS LAST WX BRIEFING AT 0519 CDT, NO CURRENT WX INFO WAS AVAILABLE. DURING ARRIVAL, THE ACFT WAS VECTORED FOR AN ILS RWY 24 APCH & THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT CURRENT WX INFO WAS STILL NOT AVAILABLE. BEFORE REACHING THE OUTER MARKER (FAF), THE PLT STATED (2 TIMES) THAT HE WAS NOT RECEIVING THE ILS LOCALIZER. HOWEVER, THE ADF EQUIPPED ACFT THEN TRACKED BACK ON COURSE & CROSSED OVER THE FAF/LOM BEACON. AT 0801, THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR THE APCH & RADAR SVC WAS TERMINATED. APRX 7 MIN LATER, HE DECLARED A MISSED APCH, THEN RADIO & RADARCONTACT WERE LOST. THE ACFT WAS FOUND WHERE IT CRASHED ABOUT 1 MI SE OF THE airport AT AN ELEV OF 3575'. THE airport ELEV WAS 3792'. WHEN THE LOCAL ALT SETTING WAS NOT AVAILABLE & THE ROANOKE SETTING WAS USED, MINIMUMS WERE 630' CEILING & 2 MI VISIBILITY. THE 0810 WX WAS IN PART: 100' OBSCURED & 1/8 MI VIS WITH FOG. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ILS LOCALIZER HAD TRIPPED OFF FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON AT SOMETIME BEFORE 0755 WHILE THE airport WAS UNATTENDED; IT WORKED OK AFTER RESET. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41287


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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