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Last updated: 27 May 2017
Fecha:jueves 8 diciembre 1983
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operado por:Trans Europe Air Charter
Registración: G-UESS
Numéro de série: 500-0326
Año de Construcción: 1976
Horas Totales de la Célula:1871
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:19 km (11.9 milles) SE de la costa de Stornoway Airport (SYY) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Liverpool International Airport (LPL/EGGP), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Stornoway Airport (SYY/EGPO), Reino Unido
Descended too low and crashed into the water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's lack of awareness of his true altitude, which resulted in his allowing his aircraft to descend until it struck the sea. Likely contributory factors were that he was distracted by the need to establish visual contact with another aircraft and that he was misled by false cues from lights on the ground ahead of him."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Accidents Investigation Branch (AIB) - United Kingdom
status: Final
number: AAR 5/1984
download report: Report on the accident to Cessna Citation 500, G-UESS at the Isle of Lewis on 8 December 1983 (AIB AAR 5/1984)

» CAA AAR 5/84


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Distance from Liverpool International Airport to Stornoway Airport as the crow flies is 580 km (363 miles).

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