Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600B
Operator:Aero Astra
Registration: XA-KUT
C/n / msn: 256028
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:2812
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Viper 601
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   United States of America) show on map
Crash site elevation: 14 m (46 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), United States of America
Narrative:
ILS approach to runway 04 with an RVR of 1400 feet. Descended below decision height and collided with powerlines at 70 feet, 6500 feet short of the runway. Minimum RVR for a runway 04 approach was 2400 feet.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
IFR procedure..improper..pilot in command
decision height..not identified..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition..below approach/landing minimums
object..wire,transmission

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Laredo International Airport, TX to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 468 km (292 miles).

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