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Tail numberN82
Accident dateOctober 26, 1993
Aircraft typeBeech 300/F
LocationFront Royal, VA
Additional details: None

NTSB description

The airplane, used to inspect airways facilities, had departed nearby Winchester Regional Airport in visual meteorlogical conditions (VMC) on a routine point-to-point flight to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. Witnesses described low clouds that were consistent with instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) in the area of the accident, which was about 15 south of the departure field. An IFR flight plan was on file in the ATC system, but the flight plan had not been activated. The flight was being conducted under 14 CFR 91.

At 1549, the PIC reported, "we're over the Linden VOR at 2,000 feet, can you get us a little higher, VFR on top and we'll be on our way." The airplane struck high terrain at 2,000 feet.

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