On October 16, 2000, a Cessna 335 carrying Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan and an aide and flown by the governor's son crashed near Hillsboro, Mo., killing all aboard. Prior to determining a probable cause, the NTSB last week released the documents it has collected during its investigation. AVweb has these excerpts from the docket.
November 16, 2000
The NTSB supplied complete
copies of the documents in its docket on the October
16, 2000, crash of Gov. Mel Carnahan's Cessna 335 on CD-ROM. Data on the
CD-ROM consists primarily of a series of TIFF images comprising the various
documents in the docket. A display engine is also provided for installation on
computers running Windows 95 or later.
AVweb has attempted to summarize the various
documents in the docket by publishing the factual reports from each of the
major investigative groups involved with this accident. Omitted from these
factual reports are the documents and images on which they are based.
The following files are available to view or download in Adobe's Portable
Document Format (PDF free readers are available from Adobe's
Web site) or PowerPoint 2000 (a
free PowerPoint viewer is available from Microsoft).
- Operations Group Chairman's Factual Report
[PDF (904 Kb)] [PowerPoint (1.06
- Systems Group Chairman's Factual Report
[PDF (2.02 Mb)] [PowerPoint
- Air Traffic Control Group Chairman's Factual
[PDF (725 Kb)] [PowerPoint
- Air Traffic Control Transcript, St. Louis Low West
[PDF (740 Kb)]
[PowerPoint (1.07 Mb)]
- Meteorological Factual Report
[PDF (1.45 Mb)] [PowerPoint
According to the NTSB, the pilot of the accident
aircraft reported to ATC a failure of his primary attitude indicator shortly
before the crash. These recent articles on AVweb have discussed vacuum
Finally, and if you're really feeling lucky, AVweb
has made available for download the NTSB CD-ROM's complete contents in a ZIP
file. The ZIP file is 56.9 Mb in size but contains the complete docket as well
as the search engine application, which runs on Windows 95 and later. You will
need at least 70 Mb of available disk space to decompress the ZIP file,
probably more to install and run the display engine.
AVweb cannot be responsible for the display
engine or whether it will run on your Windows-compatible computer. Please do
not contact AVweb seeking technical support on downloading, installing or using this
ZIP file and/or the display engine. You're on your own.
Use this link to
download the 56.9 Mb ZIP file.