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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 15 marzo 2003
Hora:14:25 MST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operador:Dancing Wind Aviation
Registración: N70FJ
Numéro de série: 501-0073
Año de Construcción: 1978
Horas Totales de la Célula:7120
Motores: 2 Williams International FJ44-2A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:28 km (17.5 milles) ESE of Carey, ID (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1716 m (5630 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Privado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID (SUN/KSUN), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Cessna 501 jet departed Salt Lake City for a flight to Sun Valley at 13:40. Cruising altitude was FL350 from which the pilot initiated a descent at 13:59.
Because of poor weather at the destination, the pilot was instructed to enter a holding pattern near Oriye at 15,000 feet and prepare for an RNAV approach. The confirmation by the pilot, at 14:09, was the last contact with the flight. All attempts to contact the pilot failed though the plane was still visible on radar. Around 14:25 the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in muddy and mountainous terrain at an elevation of 5,630 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot incapacitation for unknown reasons."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: SEA03FA045
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Cessna-501-Citation-I-SP-N70FJ
accident date: 15-03-2003
type: Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
registration: N70FJ
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Salt Lake City International Airport, UT to Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID as the crow flies is 355 km (222 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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