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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 6 novembre 2007
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Compagnie:RHB-JMJ LLC
Immatriculation: N30GC
Numéro de série: B-177
Année de Fabrication: 1973
Heures de vol:11849
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,2 km (0.8 milles) W of Chino Airport, CA (CNO) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Chino Airport, CA (CNO/KCNO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Visalia Airport, CA (VIS/KVIS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, N30GC, impacted trees about 3/4 mile from the departure end of runway 26R at Chino Airport (CNO), CA. The wreckage came to rest inverted in an open field located on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) facility near the airport. The airplane was destroyed.
The commercial instrument rated pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.
The reported weather at the time of the accident was calm winds, a 1/4-mile visibility in fog and a vertical visibility of 100 feet. Shortly after takeoff for the instrument-flight-rules flight, the airplane made a slight turn to the left and impacted the tops of 25-foot trees about a 1/2 mile from the runway. An enhanced ground proximity warning system was installed on the airplane and data extraction from the system indicated that the airplane achieved an initial positive climb profile with a slight turn to the left and then a descent. A witness reported hearing the crash and observed the right wing impact the ground and burst into flames. The airplane then cartwheeled for several hundred feet before coming to rest inverted. The airframe, engines, and propeller assemblies were inspected with no mechanical anomalies noted that would have precluded normal flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain a positive climb rate during an instrument takeoff. Contributing to the accident was the low visibility."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: LAX08FA026
Download report: Summary report



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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 Chino Airport, CA et Visalia Airport, CA est de 304 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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