ASN Aircraft accident Aérospatiale SN.601 Corvette EC-DQG Córdoba
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 25 November 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic S601 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SN.601 Corvette
Operator:Mayoral Executive Jet
Registration: EC-DQG
MSN: 27
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:5743
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) NE of Córdoba (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), Spain
Destination airport:Córdoba Airport (ODB/LEBA), Spain
Flightnumber: 611
At 05:43 hours in the morning the Corvette jet departed Málaga on a short flight to Córdoba where the crew were to pick up personnel for a medical (transplantation) flight. Weather at Córdoba was not very good with a horizontal visibility of 300 meters and 500 ft vertically. The airport did not have an ILS runway so the captain decided to carry out an approach using the on board GPS. During the approach to runway 21, the airplane collided with an electricity pole, contacted the ground, and hit an unoccupied building.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAS: "El accidente se produjo por realizar la tripulación de la aeronave una maniobra aproximación
al Aeropuerto de Córdoba en condiciones de visibilidad muy reducida niebla, basada exclusivamente en el receptor GPS del sistema de navegación comunicaciones instalado en la aeronave y sin vigilar de manera fehaciente la separación terreno.
Es probable que en la decisión de realizar esta maniobra influyera una presión completar la misión, autogenerada por los miembros de la tripulación, o autogenerada el piloto al mando e inducida o no por éste en el copiloto, como consecuencia operación urgente de carácter humanitario que se les había encomendado, confianza del piloto al mando en su experiencia, en el sistema de navegación equipaba
la aeronave y en su conocimiento del aeropuerto de destino."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Accident number: A-047/2000
Download report: Final report


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» CIAIAC Informe Técnico A-047/2000


photo of Aérospatiale-SN-601-Corvette-EC-DQG
accident date: 25-11-2000
type: Aérospatiale SN.601 Corvette
registration: EC-DQG

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 Málaga Airport to Córdoba Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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