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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246731
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
Owner/operator:Inviro-Tec Air LLC
Registration: N266DC
MSN: CE-418
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NW of Jim Hamilton L B Owens Airport (CUB/KCUB), Columbia, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Greenville Downtown Airport, SC (GMU/KGMU)
Destination airport:Columbia-Owens Field, SC (CUB/KCUB)
The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Preliminary radar and air traffic control voice communication data provided by the Federal Aviation
Administration indicated the airplane departed runway 19 at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU)
Greenville, South Carolina about 0959 under visual flight rules. At 1020, the pilot requested an
instrument flight rules clearance while airborne and continued southeast toward Jim Hamilton L B
Owens Airport (CUB), Columbia, South Carolina.

The clearance was approved, and the airplane climbed to a cruise altitude of 5,300 ft and remained at that altitude until about 1007. The pilot requested a pilot report (PIREP) from air traffic control about 1015, and the controller replied with a PIREP from 0930. About 1030, the controller advised the pilot of missed approach instructions, then at 1032 the pilot announced that he was performing a missed approach and requested the weather conditions at CUB.

Shortly after, radar contact with the flight was lost. The air traffic controller made several additional
attempts to establish communications, but there were no further communications received from the pilot.

According to several witnesses who heard the airplane during the final moments of the flight, the
engine sounded normal. One eyewitness saw the airplane emerge from the fog in a left wing low
attitude and hit the roof of a residence.

The airplane came to rest in the back yard of the residence against a wooden fence. The wreckage was
fragmented and a postcrash fire ensued after the impact. All major components of the airplane were
located in the vicinity of the main wreckage. The airframe and engine were recovered and retained for
further examination.

The 1053 recorded weather observation at CUB, located about 1 nautical mile south of the accident
location, included wind from 240 at 5 knots, visibility 1/4 mile in fog, a vertical visibility of 200 ft
above ground level (agl), a temperature of 2.8C, a dew point of 2.8C, and an altimeter setting of 30.20
inches of mercury.

LiveATC radio transmissions:

09:52:12 (N266DC): Good morning, Greenville Ground, Bonanza 266DC.
09:52:28 (Greenville Ground): (Bonan) 266DC **
09:52:30 (N266DC): 266DC.
09:52:38 (Greenville Ground): 266DC, Ground.
09:52:40 (N266DC): * 6DC on the ramp (from) Tower, looking for VFR to Columbia-Owens, climbing to fifty-five hundred feet and, uh, you can't get the ATIS, there's uh, static on it.
09:52:52 (Greenville Ground): Yes, sir, I'm tryna make a new (ones).
09:52:55 (N266DC): Ah, roger, sir, anyway, can we set up a flight following with you?
09:52:59 (Greenville Ground): (Delta C-A-E) cleared to five hundred feet, correct?
09:53:02 (N266DC): November 26DC.
09:53:03 (Greenville Ground): Are you ready to taxi?
09:53:05 (N266DC): Ready to taxi, 6DC.
09:53:06 (Greenville Ground): -vember 6DC, Tower, taxi runway one niner via alpha-six, alpha ***, altimeter three zero one five, and I'll have your information as soon as I get ** ATIS.
09:53:15 (N266DC): Alright, alpha-six to one niner, 6DC, and uh, by the way, we're going to Columbia (CUB).
09:53:23 (Greenville Ground): You're going where sir (you'll be?)
09:53:25 (N266DC): Columbia CUB (uh, to burrow).
09:53:29 (Greenville Ground): * is it C-U-B or C-A-E?
09:53:32 (N266DC): C-U-B, sir, 6DC.

09:57:08 (Greenville Tower): N6DC, Tower ** double-you, departure information.
09:57:11 (N266DC): It's copied, 6DC
09:57:13 (Greenville Tower): N6DC, Tower, on departure, fly the runway heading, maintain VFR at or below three thousand, (till) advise (at Greer)...departure frequency will be Greer, one one eight point eight, squawk two zero one six.
09:57:27 (N266DC): Alright, ** departure runway (heading) three thousand and below, departure frequency eighteen eight Greer (and) squawking two zero one six.
09:57:35 (Greenville Tower): Your readback was correct, sir.
09:57:46 (N266DC): Greenville Tower, 6DC is ready on alpha-eight for one niner.
09:57:58 (Greenville Tower): Bonanza 266DC, Greenville Tower, runway one nine, you're cleared for takeoff, fly runway heading.
09:58:05 (N266DC): For takeoff one niner, 6DC.

09:59:08 (Greenville Tower): Bonanza 66DC, contact...((interrupted by pilot at airport))

10:01:13 (Greer Departure): And Bonanza 6DC, (turn off) on course, (follow) VFR (to five thousand five hundred)
10:01:20 (N266DC): * five hundred and on course, 6DC

10:02:29 (N266DC): Uh Greer, Bonanza 266DC, altimeter check.
10:02:32 (Greer Departure): *** (I'm sorry) three zero one five.
10:02:35 (N266DC): Three zero one five, 6DC.

10:06:04 (N266DC): Ah Greer, Bonanza 266DC?

10:06:34 (N266DC): Greer, Bonanza 266DC?
10:06:38 (Greer Departure): Bonanza 6DC, ****
10:06:41 (N266DC): (Let him get a) ((warbling sound obstructs most of transmission)) (to uh) *** in Columbia.
10:06:49 (Greer Departure): 66DC, roger **** (nine thousand) *
10:06:52 (N266DC): *** 6DC.
10:06:53 (Greer Departure): Bonanza 6DC, roger, ***** Columbia **.
10:06:58 (N266DC): Uh, go five thousand now, 6DC.
10:07:01 (Greer Departure): ** Bonanza 6DC, roger. Cleared ***, * direct *** (bravo), *** maintain five thousand.
10:07:10 (N266DC): -ousand, 6DC.

10:08:33 (N266DC): Ah Greer, Bonanza 266DC, requesting uh three thousand.

10:09:10 (Greer Departure): 6DC, (say request).
10:09:12 (N266DC): Ah, requesting three thousand for 6DC.
10:09:14 (Greer Departure): ** uh, 6DC, descend and maintain three thousand.
10:09:17 (N266DC): -ee thousand, 6D-

10:15:12 (Greer Departure): 266, uhhhh, Bonanza 266DC, h-

[flight crashes at about 10:33:20am]

10:34:09 (Columbia Approach): N266DC, Columbia Approach

10:34:31 (Columbia Approach): N266DC, Columbia Approach

10:34:44 (Columbia Approach): (Call me on) * Guard, N266DC, how do you read?

10:37:52 (Columbia Approach): 2763, **
10:37:54 (UPS2763): 2763, go ahead.
10:37:56 (Columbia Approach): (Twenty-three) *** E-L-T signal
10:37:59 (UPS2763): Okay, we'll stand by. We're not getting anything right now, but I'll listen up a little bit, good morning.

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

13-Jan-2021 18:47 Geno Added
13-Jan-2021 18:50 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 19:00 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Jan-2021 03:40 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2021 09:52 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2021 20:15 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2021 13:21 Anon. Updated [Time, Source]
09-Jul-2021 19:24 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Category]

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