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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 23 octubre 2002
Hora:19:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operador:Mid-Atlantic Freight
Registración: N76U
Numéro de série: 208B-0775
Año de Construcción: 1999
Horas Totales de la Célula:4001
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) NW of Spanish Fort, AL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mobile Aerospace Field, AL (BFM/KBFM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL (MGM/KMGM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 282
Descripción:
The Cessna, carrying bank checks, departed Mobile (BFM) at 19:40 on an instrument flight to Montgomery (MGM). At an altitude of 3000 feet the pilot was given a traffic advisory by air traffic control. The pilot reported that the traffic, a FedEx DC-10, was above him. At the time the pilot stated that he needed to deviate, data indicate that the accident airplane was in or entering an uncontrolled descent. The airplane appeared to have nearly recovered from extreme attitudes as it impacted the swampy water in the Big Bateau Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's spatial disorientation, which resulted in loss of airplane control. Contributing to the accident was the night instrument meteorological conditions with variable cloud layers."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Accident number: ATL03FA008
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mobile Aerospace Field, AL to Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL as the crow flies is 243 km (152 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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