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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43047
Last updated: 19 April 2019
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Date:10-FEB-1984
Time:19:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6400E
C/n / msn: TJ-400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Durango, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Eden Prairie, MN (FGM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHEN THE PLT CALLED THE FSS AT 1341 MST, HE STATED HE HAD ALREADY RECEIVED SOME 'REAL TIME' WX & REQUESTED ONLY THE WX AT DURANGO & FARMINGTON, NM. HE FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN TO DURANGO & TOOK OFF AT 1437. DRG ARRIVAL, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO GET INTO VFR CONDITIONS TO LAND AT PAGOSA SPRINGS, ABOUT 30 MI ENE OF DURANGO. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE, SO HE CONTD TO THE FILED DESTINATION. AN ILS/DME RWY 2 APCH WAS MADE TO CIRCLE & LAND ON RWY 20 AT DURANGO. AT 1925:44, THE PLT RADIOED THAT HE HAD THE airport IN SIGHT. THE AIRCREW OF SUNWEST FLT 204 SAW N6400E BREAK OUT IN THE CLEAR & ENTER A LEFT DOWNWIND FOR RWY 20. HOWEVER, THEY LOST SIGHT OF N6400E AS IT WAS ABEAM OF THE APCH END OF RWY 20. APRX 5 SEC LATER, THECOPLT OF FLT 204 SAW THE LIGHTS OF N6400E BREAK OUT OF THE CLOUDS, & APRX 1 SEC LATER, HE SAW 'A LARGE GREEN BALL OF FIRE.' AN EXAM OF THE CRASH SITE REVEALED THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER LINE ABOUT 30 TO 35 FT AGL WHILE CONFIGURED FOR LANDING, THEN CRASHED. THE ELEV OF THE UNCONTROLLED airport WAS 6685 FT, THE CIRCLING MDA WAS 7100 FT. WND WAS GSTG 12 KTS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38745


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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