Narrative: The airplane touched down in a snow field 1,000 feet beyond the runway threshold and 25 feet right of runway centerline. The nose landing gear collapsed and, after traveling through several snow berms, the airplane skidded back onto the runway and came to a halt at the 4,000 foot mark.
|Date:||Saturday 6 January 1996|
|C/n / msn:|| 60-027|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight decision to continue with the landing when the runway had not been positively identified. Factors were the snow-covered runway and landing area, sun glare, and the inadequate snow removal by airport personnel."
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Distance from El Paso International Airport, TX to Aspen Airport, CO as the crow flies is 820 km (513 miles).