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Last updated: 22 September 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 29 maart 2001
Tijd:19:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Avjet Corp
Registratie: N303GA
Constructienummer: 303
Bouwjaar: 1980
Aantal vlieguren:7266
Aantal vluchten:3507
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,7 km (0.4 mijl) N of Aspen Airport, CO (ASE) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Aspen Airport, CO (ASE/KASE), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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» NTSB-AAB-02-03


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Angeles International Airport, CA en Aspen Airport, CO bedraagt 1177 km (735 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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