Descripción del Accidente ASN 19 NOV 1979 Cessna 500 Citation I N555AJ - Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO (APA)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 19 noviembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operador:National Jet Industries
Registración: N555AJ
Numéro de série: 500-0007
Año de Construcción: 1972
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO (APA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Albuquerque International Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Arapahoe County Airport, CO (APA/KAPA), Estados Unidos de América
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:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
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



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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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