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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 11 enero 1991
Hora:20:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operador:United Executive Jet
Registración: N200MR
Numéro de série: BB-219
Año de Construcción: 1977
Horas Totales de la Célula:1596
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Ubicación:Vichy-Rolla National Airport, MO (VIH) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Louis-Spirit of St. Louis Airport, MO (SUS/KSUS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Vichy-Rolla National Airport, MO (VIH/KVIH), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
While executing a VOR approach, on a dark, foggy night, depth perception and ground contact were lost when the landing lights were turned on short final. A hard landing resulted, before corrective action became effective, resulting in wing spar, engine mounting support and propeller damage. The runway, and entire airport was covered with about 3 inches of mirror smooth ice, causing considerable glare.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A restricted visual outlook and go-around was not performed by the pilot. Factors related to the accident were a dark night, fog and glare, ice covered runway and whiteout conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: CHI91LA067
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from Saint Louis-Spirit of St. Louis Airport, MO to Vichy-Rolla National Airport, MO as the crow flies is 113 km (71 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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