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Datum:zaterdag 15 maart 2003
Tijd:14:25 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Dancing Wind Aviation
Registratie: N70FJ
Constructienummer: 501-0073
Bouwjaar: 1978
Aantal vlieguren:7120
Motoren: 2 Williams International FJ44-2A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:28 km (17.5 mijl) ESE of Carey, ID (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID (SUN/KSUN), Verenigde Staten
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:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: SEA03FA045
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Salt Lake City International Airport, UT en Hailey-Friedman Memorial Airport, ID bedraagt 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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