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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42566
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BL17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A
Registration: N4226B
C/n / msn: 75-30740
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camdenton, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Cahokia, IL (CPS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The instrument rated private pilot and three passengers departed the St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport and flew an IFR flight plan en route to the Camdenton Memorial Airport in Camdenton, Missouri. Two miles northeast of the destination airport, while descending through a cloud deck during the final approach portion of the VOR-A approach, the pilot lost control of the aircraft which impacted the terrain in a near vertical attitude. A pilot who had flown the approach immediately prior to the accident aircraft stated the weather on the final approach was 800 feet overcast. The accident pilot had accumulated a total of approximately 4 hours of actual instrument flight time since he had received his instrument rating 23 months prior to the accident. No evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomaly with either the airframe or engine, was discovered during the investigation. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the aircraft. A factor was his lack of experience flying in actual instrument flight conditions.



Revision history:

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

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