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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 30 Dezember 2015
Zeit:ca 09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Cobb Aviation Services
Kennzeichen: N999VB
Werknummer: BB-645
Baujahr: 1980
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Gary Regional Airport, IN (GYY) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Springfield-Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, IL (SPI/KSPI), USA
Flug nach:Gary Regional Airport, IN (GYY/KGYY), USA
The Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, N999VB, had a hard landing at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY), near Gary, Indiana. The pilot and eight passengers were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the hard landing.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and the flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan.
The pilot indicated that the airplane encountered structural icing conditions while enroute to GYY. During the landing, the airplane landed hard. Witnesses on the ramp at GYY observed that the airplane sustained a hard landing. One witness observed that fluid was leaking from the left side of the airplane near its wheels. Additionally, he noted that there was ice on the leading edge of both wings.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain the glidepath and appropriate airspeed during landing in icing conditions, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and a hard landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: CEN16LA076
Download report: Final report



photo of Beechcraft-200-Super-King-Air-N999VB
accident date: 30-12-2015
type: Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
registration: N999VB

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 Springfield-Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, IL to Gary Regional Airport, IN as the crow flies is 272 km (170 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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