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BE20, vicinity Gallatin Field MT USA, 2007

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Summary
On February 6, 2007, a Beech 200 King Air, being operated by Metro Aviation on an EMS positioning flight, collided at night with mountainous terrain approximately 13 nm north-northwest of the Gallatin Field Airport, Belgrade, MT, USA shortly after advising that the airport was in sight and requesting and obtaining permission for a visual approach. The aircraft was fitted with TAWS Class 'B' equipment.
Event Details
When February 2007
Actual or Potential
Event Type
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), Human Factors
Day/Night Night
Flight Conditions VMC
Flight Details
Aircraft BEECH 200 Super King Air
Operator Metro Aviation
Domicile United States
Type of Flight Public Transport (Non Revenue)
Origin Great Falls International
Intended Destination Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Take off Commenced Yes
Flight Airborne Yes
Flight Completed No
Flight Phase Descent
ENR / APR
Location - Airport
Airport vicinity Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
General
Tag(s) Non Precision Approach
CFIT
Tag(s) Into terrain,
Vertical navigation error,
IFR flight plan
HF
Tag(s) Ineffective Monitoring,
Manual Handling
Safety Net Mitigations
TAWS Available but ineffective
Outcome
Damage or injury Yes
Aircraft damage Hull loss
Injuries None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Injuries" property.
Fatalities Most or all occupants ()
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s) Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s) None Made
Investigation Type
Type Independent

Description

On February 6, 2007, a Beech 200 King Air, being operated by Metro Aviation on an EMS positioning flight, collided at night with mountainous terrain approximately 13 nm north-northwest of the Gallatin Field Airport, Belgrade, MT, USA shortly after advising that the airport was in sight and requesting and obtaining permission for a visual approach. The aircraft was fitted with TAWS Class 'B' equipment.

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