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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68080
 
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Date:27-AUG-2009
Time:11:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic TB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB20 Trinidad GT
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N654GT
MSN: 2208
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Pavo, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Montgomery, AL (MGM)
Destination airport:Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot left the departure airport on a visual flight rules flight. He did not file a flight plan. While over the accident site, the pilot entered into instrument meteorological conditions, with multiple layers of clouds, rain, and mist. Weather reporting locations near the accident site reported instrument flight rules conditions with thunderstorms and rain, ceiling overcast at 500 to 600 feet above ground level. The National Weather Service area forecast expected widely scattered to numerous rain showers and thunderstorms over the region at the time of the accident. Examination of the crash site indicated that the left wing separated from the airplane in an upward direction while in flight. Fractures in the wing spar were consistent with overstress separation. Examination of the aircraft and engine showed no evidence of precrash failure or malfunction prior to separation of the left wing.
Probable Cause: The pilotís continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, with embedded intense thunderstorms, heavy rain, and severe to extreme turbulence, resulting in an in-flight separation of the left wing due to overstress.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Aug-2009 20:06 slowkid Added
29-Aug-2009 00:43 RobertMB Updated
30-Aug-2009 12:02 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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