Date & Time: Aug 4, 2006 at 0918 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N59BA
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Binghamton - Bennington
MSN:
110-396
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
BEN059
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2877
Captain / Total hours on type:
47
Aircraft flight hours:
40043
Circumstances:
The pilot, employed by AirNow since May 2006, was flying the aircraft to the Bennington's home base for maintenance. The aircraft left Binghamton airport at 0820LT and started its descent 20 minutes later. Two successive approaches were aborted due to low visibility and during the third approach, the aircraft crashed on a mountainside near Pownal. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot killed. At the time of the accident, visibility was low due to 5-7 octas at 500 feet and 8 octas at 1,300 feet. The pilot totalised approx. 3,000 flying hours. It is the fourth EMB-110 lost by AirNow in an accident since January 2005.