Date & Time: Jan 11, 2005 at 2145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
Operator:
Registration:
N41WE
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Steamboat Springs-Rawlins
MSN:
LW-280
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
3778
Captain / Total hours on type:
414
Aircraft flight hours:
8921
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Steamboat Springs to Rawlins to pick up a patient. During an ILS approach at night, the aircraft struck a hill few kilometers from airport and was destroyed upon impact. Only the pilot survived and was seriously injured. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor with snow fall and low ceiling at 600 feet. Aerodynamic stall due to icing and low approach speed.