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Last updated: 19 February 2020
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 25 November 2000
Time:06:04
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
C/n / 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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) NE of Córdoba (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), Spain
Destination airport:Cordoba Airport (ODB/LEBA), Spain
Flightnumber: 611
Narrative:
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."

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» CIAIAC Informe Técnico A-047/2000
» EFE


Photos

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

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

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