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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 25 Dezember 2002
Zeit:01:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Fluggesellschaft:Telford Aviation
Kennzeichen: N1122Y
Werknummer: 208B-0392
Baujahr: 1994
Betriebsstunden:5229
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,4 km (1.5 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC (MEO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), USA
Flug nach:Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC (MEO/KMQI), USA
Unfallbericht:
Cessna N1122Y departed runway 01 at Elizabeth City (ECG) about 00:30 and climbed to an altitude of 3000 feet. The pilot received vectors for a Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport (MEO) runway 05 NDB approach. At 00:43, the controller cleared the pilot for the NDB runway 05 approach and to maintain 2,000 feet until the flight crossed the beacon outbound. Last radio contact was when the pilot reported doing the procedure turn inbound. The pilot descended below the minimum descent altitude (640 feet agl). The airplane crashed in about 15 feet (4,50 m) of water in Croatan Sound.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued descent below the minimum descent altitude, for undetermined reasons, while performing a NDB approach, resulting in the airplane crashing into water 1.5 miles from the airport. A factor in the accident was a cloud ceiling below the minimum descent altitude and low visibility."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: MIA03FA034
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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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 Elizabeth City Airport, NC to Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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