Accident GAF Nomad N.24A N418NE, Friday 4 May 1990
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Date:Friday 4 May 1990
Time:07:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
GAF Nomad N.24A
Owner/operator:Tar Heel Aviation
Registration: N418NE
MSN: 89
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:3590 hours
Engine model:Allison 250-B17C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU)
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
An attempt to land at New Hanover's runway 16 was aborted and the crew tried to carry out a runway 34 approach on the second attempt to land. The Nomad struck approach lights, crashed and turned over on the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient altitude during a circling maneuver for landing. Factors related to the accident were: weather conditions below minimums for a circling approach, and failure of the pilot to follow IFR procedures."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL90FA108
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report

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