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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 4 août 2006
Heure:09:18
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Compagnie:AirNow
Immatriculation: N59BA
Numéro de série: 110396
Année de Fabrication: 1982
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) E of Bennington-William H. Morse State Airport, VT (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bennington-William H. Morse State Airport, VT (KDDH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 59
Détails:
AirNow Flight 59 departed Binghamton (BGM) about 08:20 for a flight to the company base at Bennington (KDDH) where it was to undergo maintenance. The pilot climbed to the cruising altitude of 9000 feet. At 08:40 the descent for Bennington was started. The pilot was cleared for a VOR runway 13 approach. This approach was aborted because of poor visibility conditions. (The METAR at 08:54 local time at Bennington included a report of light rain with 5-7 oktas clouds at 500 feet and 8 oktas overcast clouds at 1300 feet.) The airplane then rejoined the approach course, at 3,400 feet, inbound to the VOR. It subsequently passed over the VOR, on course, about 3,400 feet, but instead of descending, maintained that altitude until reaching the airport. At the airport, the airplane began a descent. The airplane continued to travel outbound from the airport, along the same course, until last radar contact. The Bandeirante flew into tree-covered, rising terrain at an elevation of approximately 2,100 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's misinterpretation of the airplane's position relative to the final approach fix, which resulted in the displacement of the descent profile by 6 nautical miles and the subsequent controlled flight into rising terrain. Contributing to the accident were the low clouds."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Accident number: NYC06MA192
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» pilot's fate unclear (Bennington Banner, 5-8-2006)
» Plane crash kills pilot after takeoff from Binghamton (AP, 6-8-2006)
» Plane down in Pownal


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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 Binghamton Airport, NY et Bennington-William H. Morse State Airport, VT est de 235 km (147 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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