- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 01, 1993
Time: 21:28
Location: Blountville, Tennesee
Operator: Private
Flight #: ?
Route: Bristol, TN - Blountville, TN
AC Type: Fairchild SA227-TT
Registration: N500AK
cn / ln: TT-527
Aboard: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The Hooters Restaurant private plane crashed 0.5 miles outside the Outer Marker while attempting to land at the Tri-Cities airport near Bristol, Tennessee. NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki, 38, killed. Failure of the pilot to follow procedures concerning use of the engine inlet anti-icing system while operating in icing conditions, which resulted in ice ingestion and loss of engine power. Failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed while coping with the engine problem.
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