Accident Cessna 525 CitationJet N130MR, Sunday 26 March 2000
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Date:Sunday 26 March 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Owner/operator:Mike G. Rutherford
Registration: N130MR
MSN: 525-0097
Year of manufacture:1995
Total airframe hrs:720 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Buda, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Houston-Sugar Land Municipal Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR)
Destination airport:Rutherford Ranch, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Approached a private airport in IMC. Impacted a tree approximately 4,000 feet from airport in an upright position and impacted the ground in an inverted position.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision to continue a visual approach in instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in his failure to maintain terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the fog, drizzle, and low ceilings. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW00FA103
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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