Date & Time: Dec 18, 1991 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft Beechjet 400
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Marseille - Bucharest
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The approach to Bucharest-Otopeni Airport was completed in poor weather conditions with a visibility reduced to 100 metres in fog. The aircraft landed slightly to the right of the runway 26L centerline, causing the right wing to struck a 60 cm high snow wall. The aircraft went out of control and eventually collided with an observation tower. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The approach was continued and the landing was completed in below minima weather conditions. The crew failed to initiate a go-around procedure.