Date & Time: Dec 7, 2009 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
Operator:
Registration:
D-IDVK
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bremen - Egelsbach
MSN:
LA-96
YOM:
1981
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Aircraft flight hours:
6069
Aircraft flight cycles:
5353
Circumstances:
On final approach to Egelsbach, aircraft rate of descent was too high while its speed was to high also. Twin engine aircraft entered a patch of fog and pilot lost visual contact with runway and PAPI but continued the approach instead of making a go around. Aircraft eventually hit tree tops and crashed in flames in a wooded area some three km short of runway 27. All three occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the descent during final approach which led into a fog layer and obstacles.
Contributing factors were:
-a too high descent rate
-an impaired performance and an insufficient situational awareness favored by the intake of alcohol
-that no visual contact with the PAPI or airfield was established
-that the on-board aids to navigation were not or not sufficiently used.
Final Report:
D-IDVK.pdf2.35 MB