Date & Time: Dec 23, 2015 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Hawker 400
Operator:
Registration:
XA-MEX
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Paso - Telluride
MSN:
RK-396
YOM:
2004
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew landed at Telluride without any prior radio contact with the ground. At that time, the airport was closed to traffic because the runway was snow covered. After touchdown, while rolling at a speed of about 100 mph, the aircraft hit a snowplow. The right wing was sheared off, the aircraft continued for several yards, overran the runway end and came to rest in a snow covered field. All seven occupants, among five tourists enroute for skiing, were unhurt. The aircraft was written off. It is understood that the snowplow's driver was unhurt as well and did not see the aircraft landing.