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April 22, 1994 Bluefield, WV n EMS Bell 412 n IFR n 2 pilots n Impacted terrain 7 mi. southwest of BLF n 4 fatal.

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1 April 22, 1994 Bluefield, WV n EMS Bell 412 n IFR n 2 pilots n Impacted terrain 7 mi. southwest of BLF n 4 fatal.

2 N70AM: “ Like to proceed on the ILS 23 approach, vectors please...And, uh, no need to bring us in too close to the outer marker. ” ATC:...roger, turn right heading 340, vectors for the approach. ” ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ hours

3 ATC: N70AM descend and maintain ” N70AM:... out of 8000 for ” ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ 227 Radar Track 2.

4 ATC: “ Lifeguard 70AM, seven miles east of Bluefield Airport, maintain 7000 until established on approach, fly heading 240, cleared ILS 23 approach to Bluefield. ” ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ 227 Radar Track

5 Radar shows N70AM begin descent out of 7000 ’. ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ 227 Radar Track

6 Radar shows N70AM begin descent out of 7000 ’. Last radar position 2 miles S.W of Mercer County at 4100 ’. ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ 227 Radar Track

7 Radar shows N70AM begin descent out of 7000 ’. Last radar position at 4100 ’. Accident site at 3400 feet. ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ 227 Radar Track

8 Aftermath n Aircraft

9 Aftermath n Aircraft n Pilots

10 Aftermath n Aircraft n Pilots n Medical

11 Aftermath n Aircraft n Pilots n Medical n Navaids

12 Aftermath n Aircraft n Pilots n Medical n Navaids n ATC controller

13 Aftermath n Aircraft n Pilots n Medical n Navaids n ATC controller supervisor

14 PROBABLE CAUSE n Pilot error n ATC a contributing factor

15 ANOTHER ACCIDENT n Anniston, AL n GP Express Flight 861

16 ILS Rwy 23 MERCER CO Bluefield, W VA INDIANAPOLIS Center * BLUEFIELD Radio (LAA) CTAF Obtain local altimeter setting on CTAF; if not received, use Beckley. 5400’ 5800’ LOC IBLF.. _...._...._. Apt. Elev 2857 ’ n Achieve & maintain Position Awareness Altitude Awareness Situational Awareness. CONCLUSION


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