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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 22 mars 1995
Heure:08:12
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Compagnie:Union Flights
Immatriculation: N9417B
Numéro de série: 208B-0065
Année de Fabrication: 1987
Heures de vol:4959
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Reno, NV (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1851 m (6073 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV (RNO/KRNO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Approaching Reno (RNO), the pilot received an instrument clearance to perform a Localizer DME-1, runway 16R, approach, which the FAA had previously approved for the operator's use. The localizer centreline passed over a 6,161-foot (1885 m) msl mountain, which was depicted on the chart. The pilot was familiar with the area, having transported cargo from Sacramento to Reno for 5 days each week since December, 1994. IMC existed and light snow showers were present. ATC issued the pilot a series of instructions as he was radar vectored toward the final approach fix (FAF), which had a minimum crossing altitude of 6,700 feet (2050 m) msl. The pilot misstated four of the instructions during clearance read backs and was corrected by ATC each time. Contact with the pilot was lost following issuance of his landing clearance. The airplane impacted the mountainside at an elevation of about 6,050 feet (1851 m), while tracking inbound near the centreline of the localizer course, about 2.7 nautical miles before reaching the FAF.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to comply with published instrument approach procedures by a premature descent below the minimum altitude specified for the approach. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: LAX95FA141
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB id LAX95FA141


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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 Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA et Reno/Tahoe International Airport, NV est de 180 km (112 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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