ASN Aircraft accident Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600B XA-KUT Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 18 January 1988
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
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 14 m (46 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
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
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
weather condition..below approach/landing minimums

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



photo of HS-125-600B-XA-KUT
accident date: 18-01-1988
type: Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600B
registration: XA-KUT

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Laredo International Airport, TX to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 468 km (292 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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