Date & Time: Jul 13, 1973 at 0747 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 60 Duke
Operator:
Registration:
N7282D
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chamblee - Valdosta
MSN:
P-84
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1555
Captain / Total hours on type:
57
Circumstances:
On approach to Valdosta Airport, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and fog. Too high on the localizer, he failed to execute a missed approach and attempted circling approach below published minimums when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames. A passenger was killed while both other occupants were injured.
Causes:
Improper IFR operation on part of the pilot. The following factors were reported:
- The pilot failed to maintain flying speed,
- Low ceiling and fog,
- Poorly planned approach.
Final Report:
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