Vliegtuigongeval op 04 OCT 1988 met Beechcraft B99A Airliner N803BA - Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 4 oktober 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B99A Airliner
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:San Juan Airlines
Registratie: N803BA
Constructienummer: U-133
Bouwjaar: 1969
Aantal vlieguren:27745
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bellingham Airport, WA (BLI/KBLI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD/KORS), Verenigde Staten
The crew elected to depart the Bellingham Airport under a special VFR clearance. Weather at the departure airport was 700 ft overcast with visibility 1 and 1/4 miles. The destination airport was within 25 nautical miles of the departure airport and was reporting a broken ceiling of 6 to 800 ft and 3 miles visibility. The crew was in the process of obtaining an IFR clearance when the pilot on the controls observed trees in the flight path. The aircraft collided with trees during a climbing right turn. The crew subsequently obtained an IFR clearance and returned to the departure airport uneventfully.

Probable Cause:

flight into known adverse weather..attempted..pilot in command

weather condition..low ceiling
weather condition..fog
lack of familiarity with geographic area..pilot in command
visual lookout..not possible
lack of familiarity with geographic area..copilot/second pilot

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: SEA89FA006
Download report: Summary report



NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bellingham Airport, WA en Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA bedraagt 29 km (18 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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