Accident Ted Smith Aerostar 601P N905DK, Monday 10 January 2000
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Date:Monday 10 January 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ted Smith Aerostar 601P
Owner/operator:N3193X BONANZA CORP
Registration: N905DK
MSN: 61P-0308-081
Engine model:Lycoming IO-540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Coatesville, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Millville, NJ (MIV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While operating in IMC, the pilot was vectored to the final approach course for an ILS approach. Weather at the airport was ceiling 200 feet and visibility 3/4 mile in mist. The pilot was cleared for the approach, which he acknowledged. No other transmissions were received from the accident airplane. Radar data showed the airplane intercept the final approach course, then track inbound. The airplane crossed the outer marker 420 feet below the glideslope. The last radar return showed the airplane at 440 feet AGL, 3.9 miles from the runway. The airplane impacted the ground at a shallow angle about 1 mile north of the airport on the opposite side of the missed approach procedure. The elevation of the accident site was approximately 40 feet lower than the airport. The pilot had about 350 hours of total flight experience. No pre-impact failures were identified with the airframe, engines, flight controls, or flight instruments.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to follow the published instrument approach procedure, and his failure to establish a climb after passing the missed approach point.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC00FA064
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
01-Dec-2009 10:09 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2022 12:30 PolandMoment Updated [Narrative]

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