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Last updated: 6 August 2021
Datum:zondag 26 maart 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Mike G. Rutherford
Registratie: N130MR
Constructienummer: 525-0097
Bouwjaar: 1995
Aantal vlieguren:720
Motoren: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Buda, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rutherford Ranch, TX, Verenigde Staten
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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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 Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX en Rutherford Ranch, TX bedraagt 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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