Hawker Beechcraft King Air B100, Benavides, Texas, Oct. 26, 2009–The NTSB has shared the blame for the accident between the pilot’s failure to avoid severe weather and the air traffic controller’s failure to provide adverse-weather avoidance assistance as required by the FAA.
Braniff Flight 352
Twenty-two months after the crash of a Cessna 208B Caravan Cargomaster following its night takeoff from Mobile, Ala., NTSB investigators still appear no closer to discovering the cause of the accident, although theories abound.
The NTSB today concluded that a combination of flight crew and ATC deficiencies led to a controlled flight into terrain accident involving an air ambulance Learjet 35A near San Diego on Oct. 24, 2004. The captain, copilot and three medical crewmembers were killed in the 12:30 a.m. crash.