Unfallbericht:The Cessna 501 jet departed Salt Lake City for a flight to Sun Valley at 13:40. Cruising altitude was FL350 from which the pilot initiated a descent at 13:59.
|Datum:||15 MRZ 2003|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Cessna 501 Citation I/SP|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Dancing Wind Aviation|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Williams International FJ44-2A|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||28 km (17.5 Meilen) ESE of Carey, ID (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA|
|Flug nach:||Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID (SUN/KSUN), USA|
Because of poor weather at the destination, the pilot was instructed to enter a holding pattern near Oriye at 15,000 feet and prepare for an RNAV approach. The confirmation by the pilot, at 14:09, was the last contact with the flight. All attempts to contact the pilot failed though the plane was still visible on radar. Around 14:25 the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in muddy and mountainous terrain at an elevation of 5,630 feet.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot incapacitation for unknown reasons."
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 Salt Lake City International Airport, UT to Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID as the crow flies is 355 km (222 miles).
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.