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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 1 décembre 2001
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Air Carriers Inc.
Immatriculation: N499BA
Numéro de série: 208B-0689
Année de Fabrication: 1998
Heures de vol:4867
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:0,9 km (0.6 milles) W of Bessemer Airport, AL (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bessemer Airport, AL (KEKY), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 600
The Grand Caravan freighter, carrying checks and other bank documents, departed Little Rock (LIT) at 23:56 on an IFR flight to Bessemer. At 01:26 the Birmingham ATCT controller cleared the flight to descend and maintain 4,000 feet msl. The pilot then requested radar vectors for the instrument landing system approach, to which the controller responded: "Roger . . . maintain three thousand till Brookwood cleared ILS runway five approach to Bessemer." At 01:37 the pilot reported he was about to intercept the ILS. Six minutes later the Cessna crashed in a heavily wooded area of rugged sloping hills less than a mile from the airport's runway 05.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The poor in-flight planning by the pilot-in-command for his initiation of the ILS approach to runway 05 with weather conditions below minimums for the approach contrary to the Federal Aviation Regulations, and the failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane during a missed approach resulting in the in-flight collision with trees then terrain."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: MIA02FA037
Download report: Summary report



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