NTSB Identification: IAD74II054
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-159, registration: N8E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0020   74/4/8  NR.CHARLESTOWN,SC     GRUMMAN G-159       CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1410                    N8E                 PX-  0  0  1  CTR PASSG-D               UNK/NR, 15910 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 1481 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HOMESTEAD,FLA               WASHINGTON,DC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNCONTROLLED ALTITUDE DEVIATIONS                         IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO USE OR INCORRECTLY USED MISC.EQUIPMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SWITCHES
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INVERTER
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - FLIGHT AND NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS: ATTITUDE GYRO
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- RADAR INOP SWITCHED FM B INVERTER TO A.ROCKER TYPE SWITCH NOT IN A PSN.FLT DIRECTORS TUMBLED.

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