Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 29 marzo 2001
Hora:19:01
Tipo:Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream III
Operador:Avjet Corp
Registración: N303GA
Numéro de série: 303
Año de Construcción: 1980
Horas Totales de la Célula:7266
Ciclos:3507
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,7 km (0.4 milles) N of Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Crashed on finals to runway 15 when it hit a hill and then plunged across a 200 foot culvert between the hill and the airport before slamming into Shale Bluff, broke up and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's operation of the airplane below the minimum descent altitude without an appropriate visual reference for the runway.
Contributing to the cause of the accident were the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) unclear wording of the March 27, 2001, Notice to Airmen regarding the nighttime restriction for the VOR/DME-C approach to the airport and the FAA's failure to communicate this restriction to the Aspen tower; the inability of the flight crew to adequately see the mountainous terrain because of the darkness and the weather conditions; and the pressure on the captain to land from the charter customer and because of the airplane's delayed departure and the airport's nighttime landing restriction. "

Fuentes:
» NTSB-AAB-02-03

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB AAB-02-03
report released:11-JUN-2002
duration of investigation:439 days (1 year 2.5 months)
download report: Gulfstream III, N303GA, Aspen, Colorado, March 29, 2001 (NTSB AAB-02-03)
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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Aspen Airport, CO as the crow flies is 1177 km (735 miles).

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