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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 577
Last updated: 21 February 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise
Owner/operator:Rijnmond Air Services
Registration: PH-DRX
C/n / msn: 1555SA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Best -   Netherlands
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Rotterdam Airport (EHRD)
Destination airport:Eindhoven Airport (EHEH)
Contacted treetops at 5600 m from the runway threshold at Eindhoven Airport. The elevator separated. The airplane contacted other treetops until it crashed in a clearing.
During a non precision approach in poor visibility conditions, descent was continued below MDA.
The safety board concluded that the crew probably attempted a quick descent through the clouds down to MDA in order to obtain visual contact with the ground and carry out a visual approach.


Uitspraak van de Raad voor de Luchtvaart Inzake het ongeval op 12 september 1988 te Best overkomen aan het luchtvaartuig PH-DRX

Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
08-Jan-2012 12:40 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2014 15:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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