posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 04:37 PM
hey guys, look what i just found:
Date: Tuesday 16 March 2004
Type: Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Operator: United States Air Force - USAF
C/n / msn: UB-37
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 11 km (6.9 mls) SE of Tonopah-Test Range Airport, NV (XSD) (United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport: ?
Destination airport: Tonopah-Test Range Airport, NV (XSD), United States of America
The Air Force Materiel Command Beech 1900 crashed while on a routine support mission from a remote classified airstrip on the Nellis range to the
Tonopah Test Range. It departed at 03:43 for Tonopah. After reporting the runway lights in sight, the pilot configured the airplane for the approach
and initiated a circling maneuver to the right for a visual straight-in approach to runway 32. During the turn the pilot suffered a sudden cardiac
death. Half way through the turn the airplane began a gradual descent until it impacted the ground. The airplane broke up and burst into flames.
Investigation revealed that the pilot had violated federal policy and directives, willfully deceived flight medical examiners, suppressed significant
medical information and ingested inappropriate medications for a deteriorating and dangerous health condition. The pilot had high blood pressure and
failed to report it, and denied taking medications to his Federal Aviation Administration flight physical examiners.
According to the Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board report, the pilot became incapacitated during his approach to land due to
sudden cardiac death.