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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32550
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:07-MAR-1992
Time:20:00 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOBA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB10 Tobago
Owner/operator:Central Air Parts Inc
Registration: N105A
MSN: 590
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1/2 miles from Elkhart Airport, Elkhart, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chicago, IL
Destination airport:Elkhart, IN (EKM/KEKM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT INTERCEPTED THE OUTER MARKER AND STARTED THE DESCENT FOR THE ILS RWY 27 APPROACH. THE PILOT STATED HE BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AND MADE VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY. DUE TO FOG AND EXTERNAL LIGHT, HE STATED, HE MOMENTARILY LOST SIGHT OF THE RUNWAY. UPON LOOKING BACK A THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, HE NOTED HE WAS TOO LOW. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE STUCK IN THE TREE TOPS AND THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE RESCUED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THIS AS THE FIRST ACTUAL IFR FLIGHT MADE BY THE PILOT SINCE OBTAINING HIS IFR CERTIFICATE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT

Sources:

1. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X14259
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=105A
3. https://www.aircraftone.com/search.asp?type=nn


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Jun-2014 01:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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