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Last updated: 6 August 2021
Fecha:domingo 26 marzo 2000
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Operador:Mike G. Rutherford
Registración: N130MR
Numéro de série: 525-0097
Año de Construcción: 1995
Horas Totales de la Célula:720
Motores: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Buda, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rutherford Ranch, TX, Estados Unidos de América
Approached a private airport in IMC. Impacted a tree approximately 4,000 feet from airport in an upright position and impacted the ground in an inverted position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision to continue a visual approach in instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in his failure to maintain terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the fog, drizzle, and low ceilings. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: FTW00FA103
Download report: Summary report



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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 Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX to Rutherford Ranch, TX as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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