AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: CAMPBELL-EWALD ADVERTISING COMPANY, ROCKWELL TURBO COMMANDER 690A, N847CE, NEMACOLIN, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 12, 1975

On September 12, 1975, a Campbell-Ewald Advertising Company Rockwell Turbo Commander 690A, N847CE, was operated as a corporate executive flight from Pontiac, Michigan, to Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, with a stop at Pittsburgh. About 1058 e.d.t. on September 12, after the flight had departed Pittsburgh and was en route to Nemacolin, radar contact and radio communications were lost; the flight was about 5 nmi northeast of the Nemacolin Airport. The flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan and in instrument meteorological conditions. On September 13, the wreckage was located about 5 nmi from the Nemacolin Airport in mountainous terrain at an elevation of about 2,800 feet. The two crewmembers and the two passengers were killed; the aircraft was destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's attempt to execute a VFR approach in meteorological conditions which precluded visual flight to an airport which did not have an FAA-approved instrument approach procedure.

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    National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Publication Date: 1976-2-25

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-76-7
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM