ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft C99 Commuter N63995 Avenal, CA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 16 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99 Commuter
Registration: N63995
MSN: U-178
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:20031
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Avenal, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
The Beech entered an uncontrolled descent from 10500 feet and crashed. Last radar returns indicated a continuing left turn and descent through 5600 feet msl at 18000 feet/min.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of aircraft control at night by the pilot for unknown reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: LAX95FA035
Download report: Summary report

» Air Safety Week 28 November 1994 (p. 10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/95 (#4)
» Scramble 189(63)


photo of Beechcraft-C99-N63995
accident date: 16-11-1994
type: Beechcraft C99
registration: N63995

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA to Oakland International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 520 km (325 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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