Date: January 20, 1981
Time: 11:27
Location: Spokane, Washington
Operator: Cascade Airways
Flight #: 201
Route: Moses Lake - Spokane
AC Type: Beechcraft 99A
Registration: N390CA
cn / ln: U-101
Aboard: 9   (passengers:7  crew:2)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:5  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: During an instrument approach, the aircraft descended below 3,500 ft. and impacted rising terrain became airborne, went over a hilltop and came to rest 1,380 ft. further on. A fire started in the area of the right engine and spread throughout the fuselage. A premature descent to minimum descent altitude based on the flightcrew's use of an incorrect distance measuring equipment frequency and the flightcrew's subsequent failure to remain at or above MDA.

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