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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:vrijdag 3 maart 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:DMC Flying Service
Registratie: N227DM
Constructienummer: 208B-0364
Bouwjaar: 1993
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) SSE of Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA (GVL/KGVL), Verenigde Staten
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:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 237 days (8 months)
Accident number: ATL95FA057
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB id ATL95FA057


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Savannah International Airport, GA en Gainesville-Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, GA bedraagt 339 km (212 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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