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Crash of an Epic LT near Egelsbach: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2019 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-2151G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cannes - Egelsbach
MSN:
019
YOM:
2007
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Egelsbach runway 08 in good weather conditions, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in an asparagus plantation located in Erzhausen, south of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed, among them Natalia Fileva, co-owner of the Russian Operator S7 Airlines.

Crash of a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang in Sieberatsreute: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 2017 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OE-FWD
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Egelsbach – Friedrichshafen
MSN:
510-0049
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The approach to Friedrichshafen-Bodensee Airport was performed by night and poor weather conditions with snow falls. On final, the airplane struck trees and crashed in flames in a wooded area located in Sieberatsreute, some 15 km short of runway 24 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 750 Citation X in Egelsbach: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2012 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N288CX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Linz - Egelsbach
MSN:
750-0219
YOM:
2003
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On final approach to Egelsbach at night and in good weather conditions, crew did not realize he was flying too low. Aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area four km short of runway 27. All five occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. First fatal accident involving a Citation 750 since its delivery on market in 1996.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Egelsbach: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2009 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-IDVK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bremen - Egelsbach
MSN:
LA-96
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Aircraft flight hours:
6069
Aircraft flight cycles:
5353
Circumstances:
On final approach to Egelsbach, aircraft rate of descent was too high while its speed was to high also. Twin engine aircraft entered a patch of fog and pilot lost visual contact with runway and PAPI but continued the approach instead of making a go around. Aircraft eventually hit tree tops and crashed in flames in a wooded area some three km short of runway 27. All three occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the descent during final approach which led into a fog layer and obstacles.
Contributing factors were:
-a too high descent rate
-an impaired performance and an insufficient situational awareness favored by the intake of alcohol
-that no visual contact with the PAPI or airfield was established
-that the on-board aids to navigation were not or not sufficiently used.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12 in Weert: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 16, 2009 at 0824 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PH-RUL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Budel - Egelsbach
MSN:
1130
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
PHRUL
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
783
Captain / Total hours on type:
84.00
Aircraft flight hours:
95
Circumstances:
Aircraft took off from runway 21 at Budel-Kempen Airport, in the south part of The Netherlands. After departure, pilot was instructed to make a left turn and was cleared to climb to 2,000 feet. While flying in cloud, autopilot disengaged. Aircraft banked to the right and enter a steep descent. Single engine aircraft eventually crashed in an open field and disintegrated on impact. Both occupants were killed, among them Paul Evers, Director of Alko International.
Probable cause:
Technical or medical problems could not be ruled out according to Dutch Safety Board. However, it was considered likely that the pilot suffered from spatial disorientation.
Factors were:
- the fact that the autopilot disengaged;
- the high work load following loss of autopilot, during a single-pilot flight;
- the lack of training and experience on advanced aircraft like the PC-12 in manually flying the aircraft in IMC in a non-normal situation.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor in Hahn: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2002 at 1353 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
D-IAFL
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Egelsbach-Hahn
MSN:
414-0256
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2