ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58864
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Narrative:The pilot was executing an over-water instrument approach to Runway 14 on a dark night in an area of moderate to heavy precipitation and light to moderate turbulence. Based upon the airplane's descent profile, recorded radar data, local ocean currents, and the ultimate distribution of debris along the beach, the airplane impacted the ocean's surface about one-half mile offshore and about seven statute miles northwest of the Arcata Airport. In the forty-two hours immediately preceding the accident, the pilot had flown about twenty hours and forty-five minutes, and had crossed four time zones. There was no record of the pilot acquiring a weather briefing relating to his destination on the day of the accident.
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
|Owner/operator:||Plant City Airport Services|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1 mile off Trinidad Head, near Arcata, CA -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Bakersfield, CA (KBFL)|
|Destination airport:||Arcata Airport, CA (KACV)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain proper altitude and glidepath while executing a night instrument approach. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's fatigue.
FAA http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11820459 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N521DS/history/20090302/0340Z/KBFL/KACV http://www.velozia.com/?p=708
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