Date & Time: Feb 4, 2002 at 1907 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31 Cheyenne
Registration:
N794CA
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Las Vegas-Hobbs
MSN:
31-8120018
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2893
Captain / Total hours on type:
765
Aircraft flight hours:
4900
Circumstances:

While approaching Hobbs-Lea County airport, the twin engine aircraft passed under minimum descent altitude and crashed. Control was lost during an instrument approach while the automatic pilot disconnected accidentaly.