Date & Time: Feb 16, 2005 at 0913 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 560 Citation V
Registration:
N500AT
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Richmond-Columbia-Pueblo-Santa Ana
MSN:
560-0146
YOM:
1991
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
8577
Captain / Total hours on type:
2735
Aircraft flight hours:
3657
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a business flight from Richmond (Virginia) to Santa Ana (California) with two intermediate stop at Columbia and Pueblo for refuel. On descent, the aircraft crashed in an open field located 4 miles East of Pueblo-Memorial airport. All occupants were fatally injured. At the time of the accident, the weather was cold with 27° F., freezing conditions and light fog. Visibility was estimated to 6 miles. Accident was due to icing and crew did not activate deicing system.