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Date:jeudi 26 février 2004
Heure:07:59
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Compagnie:Macedonian Government
Immatriculation: Z3-BAB
Numéro de série: BB-652
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Heures de vol:6048
Cycles:4716
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) SSE of Mostar Airport (OMO) (   Bosnie Herzégovine)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Aéroport de départ:Skopje Airport (SKP/LWSK), Macédoine du Nord
Aéroport de destination:Mostar Airport (OMO/LQMO), Bosnie Herzégovine
Détails:
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air of the Macedonian Government was destroyed when it impacted a mountainside near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The airplane carried Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and other officials. All aboard were killed in the accident.

Probable Cause:

Based on the investigation and analysis of the collected evidence and documents available, the Commission concluded that the immediate cause of the aircraft accident of Beechcraft Super King Air 200 registration Z3-BAB was the following:
Descending below the minimum descent altitude-MDA of 1810 feet for the published procedure for precision approach for landing at the airport in Mostar: 1:06 Mostar-LQMO, VOR/DME RWY 34 (Jeppesen 13-1), resulting in a Controlled Flight Into Terrain-CFIT.
The main factors that have led to a descent below the minimum published heights are as follows:
a) Very poor quality and lack of preparation of the crew for the approach and landing;
b) Ignoring the information of air traffic controllers on the current meteorological situation at LQMO Airport;
c) Wrong determination of the FAF (Final Approach Final Fix- point of access) and its replacement with the IAF (Intermediate Approach Fix- Central point of access) which led to an earlier start of the descent.
d) To turn off the autopilot during the approach phase, taking into account the complex meteorological situation;
e) Low crew teamwork (CRM Crew Resource Management) - lack of communication and failure to follow standard operating procedures;
f) Failure to maintain level flight by Pilot Flying and inadequate response by pilots Assisting Pilot, at the stage of reaching the MDA Minimum Descent Altitude.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: MKT
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 years and 9 months
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

METAR Weather report:
07:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:

Wind from 340° at 10 kts; Visibility: 8 km; Scattered clouds at 600 feet; Broken clouds at 1600 feet and 7300 feet; Temperature: 5° C; Pressure: 1003 mb


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accident date: 26-02-2004
type: Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
registration: Z3-BAB
 

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Plan
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 Skopje Airport et Mostar Airport est de 340 km (212 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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