Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 20 septembre 2003
Heure:18:54
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-700A
Compagnie:Star Flite Aviation
Immatriculation: N45BP
Numéro de série: 257026/NA219
Année de Fabrication: 1978
Heures de vol:9781
Cycles:7098
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1RH
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:24 km (15 milles) NW of Beaumont, TX (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Entrainement
Aéroport de départ:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Beaumont Municipal Airport, TX (BMT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The training flight originated at Houston, at 17:59. The flight had been cleared by Beaumont Approach Control to a practice area between the 270 and 360 degree radials and within 20 DME of the Beaumont Vortac, and given a block of airspace between 5,000 and 7,000 feet. The pilots practiced various maneuvers under the direction of the instructor-pilot, including steep turns and approaches to stalls. Then the first pilot was asked the to demonstrate an approach-to-landing stall. Flaps were extended and the landing gear was lowered. Power was reduced to idle and the plane stalled at an altitude of 5000 feet. The crew were not able to recover and the airplane impacted marshy terrain in a nose-down, wings-level attitude.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The first pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control and adequate airspeed. Contributing factors included performing intentional stalls at too low an altitude to afford a safe recovery, the pilot's failure to add power in an attempt to recover, and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight."

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX et Beaumont Municipal Airport, TX est de 112 km (70 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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