Date & Time: Apr 15, 2018 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 525 CJ1
Registration:
N525P
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
MSN:
525-0165
YOM:
1996
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While cruising by night and very bad weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the airplane that dove into the ground and disintegrated in a wooded and mountainous area located near Crozet, Virginia. The airplane was totally destroyed upon impact and the pilot, sole occupant, was killed. At the time of the accident, weather was poor with heavy rain falls, high winds and turbulences as a severe depression just past over the area. A tornado warning bulletin was issued shortly before the accident.