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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 10 avril 1989
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Compagnie:Southern Company Services
Immatriculation: N30PC
Numéro de série: BB-702
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Heures de vol:6351
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:6,5 km (4.1 milles) de Pensacola Regional Airport, FL (PNS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Pensacola Regional Airport, FL (PNS/KPNS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK/KPDK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The aircraft was routinely flown to Pensacola, FL to pickup a Gulf Power executive for a flight to Atlanta, GA. The passenger had 4 bags, 2 placed in the aft baggage area by the ground crew, the other 2 carried onboard by the passenger. After takeoff the CVR recorded the passenger stating that there was a fire. The fire in the aft cabin area was confirmed by the 1st officer. An emergency was declared to the Pensacola ATCT. Subsequently, the aircraft was seen descending out of the overcast streaming dark smoke behind it. The aircraft impacted an apartment complex and a post crash fire destroyed it. No evidence of a lightning strike, aircraft system malfunction, or incendiary device was found during the investigation. Forensic chemical tests showed traces of hydrochloric and sulphuric acid on passengers articles but none on the cabin interior. Metallurgical examination of a broken fuel line showed overload failure and post heat distress. The interior of the cockpit windows were severely sooted. The flight crew did not don available oxygen masks.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in flight cabin fire of undetermined origin, and smoke (toxic condition) in the crew compartment, which resulted in physical impairment of the flight crew."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Accident number: ATL89MA123
Download report: Summary report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Pensacola Regional Airport, FL et Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA est de 463 km (289 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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