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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 3 mars 1995
Heure:19:43
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:DMC Flying Service
Immatriculation: N227DM
Numéro de série: 208B-0364
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,2 km (0.8 milles) SSE of Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL/KGVL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The flight was executing the non-precision NDB approach to runway 04 at Gainesville (GVL), had reported procedure turn inbound, and was cleared to change to advisory frequency. Witnesses observed the airplane descend out of the base of the overcast clouds in a 10 degree nose down, 45 degree left wing down attitude. the airplane impacted terrain SSE of the airport. Witnesses in the area reported that the weather was ceilings of about 100 feet and visibility of about 500 feet in light rain and fog. The minimum descent altitude for the approach is 465 feet agl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilots failure to maintain the minimum descent altitude during the approach. the weather and dark night light condition were factors."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 237 days (8 months)
Accident number: ATL95FA057
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB id ATL95FA057


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Savannah International Airport, GA et Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA est de 339 km (212 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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