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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 25 diciembre 2002
Hora:01:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operador:Telford Aviation
Registración: N1122Y
Numéro de série: 208B-0392
Año de Construcción: 1994
Horas Totales de la Célula:5229
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: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2,4 km (1.5 milles) W de la costa de Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC (MEO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Elizabeth City Airport, NC (ECG/KECG), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manteo-Dare County Regional Airport, NC (MEO/KMQI), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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

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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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