ASN Aircraft accident Carstedt Jet Liner 600F N1200H Addison Airport, TX (ADS)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 17 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic cajl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Carstedt Jet Liner 600F
Operator:Falcon Airways Inc.
Registration: N1200H
MSN: 04448
First flight: 1955
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) from Addison Airport, TX (ADS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas-Addison Airport, TX (ADS/KADS), United States of America
The Carstedt Jet Liner 600F descended below MDA in IFR conditions, hit power cables and crashed short of the runway.
The weather was worse than forecast. Ceiling at the accident site was 200 m, visibility was 2 miles or less with drizzle and fog.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts,conditions - instruments-misread or failed to read
terrain - other

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Dallas-Addison Airport, TX as the crow flies is 668 km (418 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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