Date & Time: Dec 7, 1987 at 1637 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Budapest - Bad Vöslau
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The pilot started the approach to Bad Vöslau Airport at dusk and under VFR mode. Due to marginal weather conditions, he was unable to locate the airport then decided to divert to Vienna-Schwechat Airport. He completed a left turn, passed over Baden and continued at an altitude of 2,000 feet when the twin engine aircraft struck a hill and crashed in Gaaden. Both occupants were killed.
The visibility was too low at the time of the accident to attempt a VFR landing at Bad Vöslau Airport that was not equipped with an ILS. According to weather conditions, the pilot should fly directly to Vienna-Schwechat Airport.