Date & Time: Jan 12, 2006 at 1826 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 350 Super King Air
Landing (descent or approach)
Karlsruhe – Freiburg im Breisgau
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
After the crew dropped off passengers at Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden Airport, he was returning to his base in Freiburg im Breisgau. On final approach to runway 16 in marginal weather conditions (poor visibility due to night and fog), the crew descended too low when the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a wooded area located 450 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both pilots were killed.
The aircraft impacted ground during a controlled descent after the crew took the decision to continue the approach under VFR mode in poor visibility due to the night and foggy conditions.