Date & Time: Jan 11, 2014 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 501 Citation I
Operator:
Registration:
N452TS
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Shoreham - Trier
MSN:
501-0231
YOM:
1981
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Trier on Friday for Shoreham, West Sussex. Back to Trier, crew encountered foggy conditions and poor visibility. As the airport of Trier-Föhren is not equipped with an ILS, crew should approach visually only. At the time of the accident, it seems that visibility was reduced to 100 meters only. Crew tried to make an approach but did not realize his altitude was too low. Aircraft hit the cables of a power line (15,000 volts), overturned and crashed upside down in flames several yards short of runway. All four occupants were killed.