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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 4 octubre 1988
Hora:09:52
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B99A Airliner
Operador:San Juan Airlines
Registración: N803BA
Numéro de série: U-133
Año de Construcción: 1969
Horas Totales de la Célula:27745
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bellingham Airport, WA (BLI/KBLI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA (ESD/KORS), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The crew elected to depart the Bellingham Airport under a special VFR clearance. Weather at the departure airport was 700 ft overcast with visibility 1 and 1/4 miles. The destination airport was within 25 nautical miles of the departure airport and was reporting a broken ceiling of 6 to 800 ft and 3 miles visibility. The crew was in the process of obtaining an IFR clearance when the pilot on the controls observed trees in the flight path. The aircraft collided with trees during a climbing right turn. The crew subsequently obtained an IFR clearance and returned to the departure airport uneventfully.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
flight into known adverse weather..attempted..pilot in command

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition..low ceiling
weather condition..fog
lack of familiarity with geographic area..pilot in command
visual lookout..not possible
lack of familiarity with geographic area..copilot/second pilot

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: SEA89FA006
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 Bellingham Airport, WA to Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport, WA as the crow flies is 29 km (18 miles).

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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