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Last updated: 11 December 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 19 November 1979
Zeit:20:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Fluggesellschaft:National Jet Industries
Kennzeichen: N555AJ
Werknummer: 500-0007
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO (APA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Albuquerque International Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), USA
Flug nach:Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO (APA/KAPA), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed while on an ILS approach to Denver-Araphoe Airport runway 34R. Pilot was upgraded to captain just 6 days prior and co-pilot certified just 2 days prior to crash. Improper IFR operation in icing conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTOR(S):
weather - low ceiling
weather - snow
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Informationsquelle:
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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 Albuquerque International Airport, NM to Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO as the crow flies is 524 km (327 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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