Date & Time: Dec 29, 2006 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:
Registration:
N99TH
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Pierre-Rapid City
MSN:
U-155
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
AIP408
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3652
Captain / Total hours on type:
3069
Aircraft flight hours:
39795
Circumstances:
While descending to Rapid City airport in unfavorable weather conditions, the pilot decided to perform a missed approach procedure. In the mean time, the right wing struck the ground and the aircraft crashed in an open field located 10 miles from the runway threshold, 4.5 miles southwest of Caputa's city. The pilot was slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The pilot was making a cargo flight from Pierre airport with a load of 1,500 pounds of express mail.