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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 26 octobre 1993
Heure:15:52
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300/F Super King Air
Compagnie:Federal Aviation Administration - FAA
Immatriculation: N82
Numéro de série: FF-17
Année de Fabrication: 1988
Heures de vol:3353
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Front Royal, VA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 540 m (1772 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Surveillance
Aéroport de départ:Winchester Regional Airport, VA (KOKV), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, VA (PHF/KPHF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The Beech Super King Air 300/F, owned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and operated by the Atlantic City (ACY), New Jersey, Flight Inspection Area Office (FIAO), was destroyed when it crashed into mountainous terrain near Front Royal, Virginia. The three flight crewmembers aboard received fatal injuries.
The airplane had departed the nearby Winchester Regional Airport in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) on a routine point-to-point flight to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), Virginia after conducting a flight inspection of the ILS at Winchester Regional Airport.
Witnesses described low clouds that were consistent with instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) in the area of the accident site, which was about 15 miles south of the departure airfield. An instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan to PHF was on file in the air traffic control (ATC) system, but the flight plan had not yet been activated.
The airplane was flying at 2,000 feet until it struck the high terrain near the Linden VOR, while the pilot in command was awaiting an IFR clearance.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The failure of the pilot-in-command to ensure that the airplane remained in visual meteorological conditions over mountainous terrain, and the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration executives and managers responsible for the FAA flying program to:
1) establish effective and accountable leadership and oversight of flying operations;
2) establish minimum mission and operational performance standards;
3) recognize and address performance-related problems among the organization's pilots; and
4) remove from flight operations duty pilots who were not performing to standards.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 168 days (6 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-94/03
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB


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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 Winchester Regional Airport, VA et Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, VA est de 264 km (165 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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