ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 500 Citation I N700CW Eagle Pass-Winn Airfield, TX
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 1 April 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Winn Exploration
Registration: N700CW
MSN: 500-0205
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:3440
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Eagle Pass-Winn Airfield, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (CRP/KCRP), United States of America
Destination airport:Eagle Pass-Winn Airfield, TX, United States of America
Descended too low while trying to land at a private ranch landing strip at night. Struck the ground in a left bank, bounced, slid for 663 feet, hit a tree covered canal levee and burned.

Probable Cause:

proper altitude..not maintained..pilot in command
weather evaluation..poor..pilot in command
light condition..dark night
terrain condition..dirt bank/rising embankment
weather condition..obscuration

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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Distance from Corpus Christi International Airport, TX to Eagle Pass-Winn Airfield, TX as the crow flies is 302 km (189 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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