Date & Time: Oct 19, 2004 at 1937 LT
Type of aircraft:
BAe Jetstream 31
Operator:
Registration:
N875JX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint-Louis-Kirksville
MSN:
875
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
AA5966
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
13
Captain / Total flying hours:
4234
Captain / Total hours on type:
2510
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2856
Copilot / Total hours on type:
107
Aircraft flight hours:
21979
Aircraft flight cycles:
28973
Circumstances:
On approach to Kirksville Municipal airport, Missouri, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 4 miles short of runway 03. Two passengers were rescued but the all 13 other occupants within both pilots were killed. The weather at the time of accident was overcast at 700 feet and the horizontal visibility was decreasing at 6 SM and wind from 030 degrees at 7 knots. Crew negliged operational procedures and continued the approach despite bas visibility.