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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 19 October 1977
Time:23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N17530
MSN: BB-204
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) from Valparaiso-Porter County Airport, IN (VPZ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Valparaiso-Porter County Airport, IN (VPZ/KVPZ), United States of America
Narrative:
Descended below MDA. Hit power lines about 1 mile from airport. There were patches of ground fog in the area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper ifr operation
FACTORS:
weather - fog
terrain - high obstructions

Sources:
» NTSB


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