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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40269
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:27-FEB-1993
Time:18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N88KH
C/n / msn: 340A1801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Center Point, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Houston, TX (IWS)
Destination airport:Kerrville, TX (ERV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS CLEARED FOR AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT. ONCE CLEAR OF CLOUDS, THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED CIRCLING AT LOW ALTITUDE ON A CLOSED LEFT DOWNWIND FOR RUNWAY 30. WITNESSES OBSERVED THAT ON THE TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL, A VERY STEEP ANGLE OF BANK WAS ESTABLISHED AS THE ENGINE POWER WAS HEARD BEING INCREASED. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND INVERTED IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. A POST IMPACT FIRE CONSUMED THE AIRPLANE. THE WEATHER AT THE AIRPORT WAS REPORTED AS 900 OVERCAST WITH 2 MILES VISIBILITY IN FOG AND HAZE WITH A LIGHT MIST. OFFICIAL SUNSET WAS ONE MINUTE PRIOR TO THE IMPACT CAUSE: INADVERTENT STALL. FACTORS WERE THE WEATHER AND THE LIGHT CONDITIONS

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X11820


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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