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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 23 octobre 2002
Heure:19:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Compagnie:Mid-Atlantic Freight
Immatriculation: N76U
Numéro de série: 208B-0775
Année de Fabrication: 1999
Heures de vol:4001
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
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:8 km (5 milles) NW of Spanish Fort, AL (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Mobile Aerospace Field, AL (BFM/KBFM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL (MGM/KMGM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 282
Détails:
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

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Mobile Aerospace Field, AL et Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL est de 243 km (152 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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