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Last updated: 16 May 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 26 März 2000
Zeit:08:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Fluggesellschaft:Mike G. Rutherford
Kennzeichen: N130MR
Werknummer: 525-0097
Baujahr: 1995
Betriebsstunden:720
Triebwerk: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Buda, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR), USA
Flug nach:Rutherford Ranch, TX, USA
Unfallbericht:
Approached a private airport in IMC. Impacted a tree approximately 4,000 feet from airport in an upright position and impacted the ground in an inverted position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision to continue a visual approach in instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in his failure to maintain terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the fog, drizzle, and low ceilings. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: FTW00FA103
Download report: Summary report

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 Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX to Rutherford Ranch, TX as the crow flies is 227 km (142 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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