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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38693
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Date:26-OCT-1984
Time:00:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Adventist Health System
Registration: N187DA
C/n / msn: TJ-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Beeville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chattanooga, TN (CHA)
Destination airport:Beeville, TX (3R0)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHEN THE PLT CALLED THE FSS AT 1426 EDT & FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN, THE FSS PERSON BEGAN PROVIDING A WX BRIEFING. THE PLT INTERRUPTED THE WX BRIEFING & SAID HE WOULD CHECK BACK LATER. HE CALLED BACK AT 2016 EDT, BUT TALKED TO ANOTHER BRIEFER & ONLY ASKED FOR THUNDERSTORM INFO & THE HOUSTON TERMINAL FORCAST. AT THAT TIME, BEEVILLE MUNI airport, HIS DESTINATION, WAS NOTAMED CLOSED. THE PLT TOOK OFF AT 2044 CDT AND DID NOT ASK FOR NOTAM INFO, EITHER BEFORE DEPARTING OR WHILE EN ROUTE. DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR AN APCH TO BEEVILLE AT 2355 CDT. HOWEVER, THE LIGHTS WERE OUT & THE PLT COULD NOT SEE THE ARPT. HE THEN ELECTED TO DIVERT TO NAS CHASE FIELD, BUT IT TOO WAS CLOSE & ITS LIGHTS WERE OUT. BY THIS TIME, THE FUEL LEVEL WAS LOW & THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A CONTROLLED OFF-ARPT LANDING. HE PICKED A FIELD, BUT DURING THE NIGHT LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FILE OF RAILROAD TIES & A SMALL TREE. THE ACFT HAD BEEN AIRBORNE APRX 4-1/2 HRS. WHEN HE FILED A FLT PLAN, HE REPORTED 5 HRS OF FUEL ON BOARD. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41379


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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