Date & Time: Jan 24, 1994
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 425 Conquest
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Riga - Prague - Altenrhein - Paris
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a charter flight from Riga to Paris-Le Bourget with intermediate stops in Prague and Altenrhein. On approach to Altenrhein Airport, the aircraft lost height and crashed in the Constance Lake (Bodensee) about 4 km short of runway 10, off Rorschach. Three dead bodies were found few days later and the wreckage was located at a depth of 160 metres on February 7 only. The bodies of the pilot, a female passenger and a dog were never recovered.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined. The aircraft quickly lost altitude on final for unknown reasons.