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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 9 December 1999
Time:15:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Operator:College of the Ozarks 
Registration: N525KL
C/n / msn: 525-0136
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:783
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) W of Branson/Point Lookout-M Graham Clark Airport, MO (PLK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
Destination airport:Branson/Point Lookout-M Graham Clark Airport, MO (PLK/KPLK), United States of America
Narrative:
Descended below the minimum altitude and impacted the side of a wooded hill during a GPS runway 11 straight in approach to Point Lookout.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot descended below the minimum altitude for the segment of the GPS approach. Factors relating to the accident were low ceilings, rain, and pilot fatigue."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: CHI00FA040
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Insufficient rest / fatigue


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Branson/Point Lookout-M Graham Clark Airport, MO as the crow flies is 343 km (214 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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