NTSB Identification: CHI92FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46015.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 02, 1991 in MILTON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: ROCKWELL AC 690B, registration: N799V
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT AND HIS WIFE DEPARTED WICHITA, KANSAS WITH A DESTINATION OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA. EIGHT MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, WHILE IN A CLIMB TO 15,000 FEET, THE PASSENGER CONTACTED DEPARTURE CONTROL AND COMMUNICATED THAT SHE THOUGHT THAT HER HUSBAND MIGHT BE DEAD. WHILE DEPARTURE CONTROL WAS GETTING A PILOT TO ASSIST IN THE SITUATION, THE PASSENGER, WHO WAS NOT A PILOT ATTEMPTED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT. A WITNESS REPORTED A RAPID SERIES OF CLIMBS AND DESCENTS JUST BEFORE BOTH HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS AND THE RUDDER SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ENTERED A SPIN TERMINATING WITH GROUND IMPACT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CONSUMED BY A POST-CRASH FIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: INCAPACITATION OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND, FOLLOWED BY THE LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN INFLIGHT BREAKUP WITH A UNQUALIFIED PERSON ON THE CONTROLS.
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