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Last updated: 19 May 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 29 mars 2001
Heure:19:01
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Compagnie:Avjet Corp
Immatriculation: N303GA
Numéro de série: 303
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Heures de vol:7266
Cycles:3507
Moteurs: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 15 / à bord: 15
Total:victimes: 18 / à bord: 18
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,7 km (0.4 milles) N of Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Crashed on finals to runway 15 when it hit a hill and then plunged across a 200 foot culvert between the hill and the airport before slamming into Shale Bluff, broke up and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's operation of the airplane below the minimum descent altitude without an appropriate visual reference for the runway.
Contributing to the cause of the accident were the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) unclear wording of the March 27, 2001, Notice to Airmen regarding the nighttime restriction for the VOR/DME-C approach to the airport and the FAA's failure to communicate this restriction to the Aspen tower; the inability of the flight crew to adequately see the mountainous terrain because of the darkness and the weather conditions; and the pressure on the captain to land from the charter customer and because of the airplane's delayed departure and the airport's nighttime landing restriction. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: NTSB AAB-02-03
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB-AAB-02-03


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Los Angeles International Airport, CA et Aspen Airport, CO est de 1177 km (735 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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