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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 4 décembre 2003
Heure:19:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Compagnie:Southeastern Air Charter
Immatriculation: N85BK
Numéro de série: BB-734
Année de Fabrication: 1981
Heures de vol:9864
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,6 km (1 milles) S of Atlanta-Newnan Coweta County Airport, GA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Douglas Municipal Airport, GA (KDQH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Atlanta-Newnan Coweta County Airport, GA (KCCO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Upon arriving at the destination airport, the controller cleared the flight for localizer 32 approach at Atlanta-Newnan Coweta County Airport, GA and informed the pilot that radar service was terminated and a frequency change was approved, report cancelling IFR this frequency. The pilot acknowledged the clearance. A review of radar data revealed that the airplane was on course and lined up with the runway when the airplane collided with trees and the ground one mile south of runway 32. A review of information on file with Southeastern Air Charter, Inc., the operator of the accident airplane, found that the pilot's most recent Airman Competency/Proficiency Check was conducted in a Cessna 210. There were no records to indicate the pilot had under gone a flight-check in the Beech 200, as outlined in the Corporations FAA Approved Operational Specifications. Examination of the airframe and engines found no pre-existing discrepancies that would have precluded the airplane from operating properly prior to impact. Surface Weather Observations reported near the time of the accident. was visibility 1 to 1¼ miles; ceiling 200 feet overcast. A review of the approach plate found the minimum descent altitude for the approach to be 325 AGL and visibility 1 mile.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision when he continued the flight below the decision height and collided with trees. A related factor was the low ceiling."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: ATL04FA045
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
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 Douglas Municipal Airport, GA et Atlanta-Newnan Coweta County Airport, GA est de 270 km (169 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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