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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Thursday 9 August 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 King Air
Operator:Warren Manufacturing Inc
Registration: N899RW
MSN: BB-1637
First flight: 1998
Total airframe hrs:996
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sandersville-Kaolin Field Airport, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Dublin Municipal Airport, GA (DBN/KDBN), United States of America
Destination airport:Sandersville-Kaolin Field Airport, GA (KOKZ), United States of America
A Beechcraft B200 King Air, N899RW, operating as a corporate flight, crashed in the vicinity of Sandersville, Georgia. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan had been filed. The airplane received substantial damage, the ATP-rated captain, ATP-rated first officer, and three passengers received minor injuries, while one passenger received serious injuries. The flight originated from Dublin, Georgia, about 10 minutes before the accident.

The flight made two instrument approaches to minimums at Sandersville-Kaolin Field Airport, GA and executed two missed approaches before the crew elected to land about 25 miles south and wait for the low ceiling condition to improve. An hour later, having topped off fuel tanks at Dublin Municipal Airport, GA (DBN), confirmed by telephone that destination weather was improving, the flight re-launched to their original destination. They executed a GPS-A, (circling) instrument approach, broke out of instrument conditions about 100 ft. above minimums, (600 feet, agl) and about 1 mile from the runway, and started a right downwind turn to enter a left base leg for landing runway 30. During the turn to final approach, the crew extended the landing gear and flaps for landing, and according to the co-pilot, the pilot flew through the extended runway centerline requiring a, "teardrop turn back toward the runway. In the turn the bank angle was about 45 degrees, the descent rate increased rapidly and a faint warning [stall warning] sounded, the nose then pitches down and [the PIC] screams as he shoves both throttles full forward and using both hands pulls the yoke back and as soon as the nose came above the horizon the plane impacted the ground wings were fairly level mains hit first and we paralleled the runway about fifty feet or so to the right of the runway". The impact sheared the landing gear, shed the propellers, broke the engines from their mounts, started a fire in the left engine, and broke open the fuselage 3 feet aft of the cabin pressure bulkhead.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in command's failure to maintain airspeed during the approach, resulting in an inadvertent stall and in-flight collision with the terrain during an uncontrollable descent.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: MIA01LA211
Download report: Summary report

Loss of control



photo of Beechcraft-B200-King-Air-N899RW
accident date: 09-08-2001
type: Beechcraft B200 King Air
registration: N899RW

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 Dublin Municipal Airport, GA to Sandersville-Kaolin Field Airport, GA as the crow flies is 46 km (29 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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