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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38463
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:22-MAY-1994
Time:13:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1551K
C/n / msn: E-2515
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Statesville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arlington, TN (LHC)
Destination airport:Mocksville, NC (8A7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE FLIGHT WAS ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN, AND THE WEATHER IN THE VICINITY WAS VFR CONDITIONS. THE PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED TO DESCEND FROM 9000 FT TO 7000 FT. RADAR DATA SHOWS THAT THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED TO 7000 FT, LEVELED OFF MOMENTARILY, AND THEN MADE A STEEP RIGHT TURN AND BEGAN A DESCENT. ATTEMPTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PILOT AFTER THE DESCENT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED IN A NOSE DOWN LEFT TURN. THE WRECKAGE WAS DISTRIBUTED ON A HEADING OF 170 DEG, OVER AN AREA APPROX 540 FT LONG. THERE WERE NO RECORDED INSTANCES OF PRIOR MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AUTOPILOT SYSTEM. CAUSE: A LOSS OF CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASON(s).

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01202


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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