Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N95PB, Saturday 6 May 1989
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Date:Saturday 6 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:Southern Express
Registration: N95PB
MSN: 110330
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:11387 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,7 km NE of Columbia-Maury County Airport, TN (MRC) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM)
Destination airport:Columbia-Maury County Airport, TN (MRC/KMRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft collided with trees 2350 feet from the threshold of runway 23 at Columbia. Visibility was less than 100 feet due to dense fog. The trainee pilot had been without rest for at least 30 hours prior to the accident.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot attempted to make a VFR landing in instrument conditions that were below minimums for the published instrument approach and collided with trees and the ground after allowing the airplane to descend below the proper altitude. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL89FA142
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


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