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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 10 May 2000
Time:20:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 65
Operator:Price Aircraft Company
Registration: N241H
C/n / msn: 465-5
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:8053
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3R-1D
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:5,3 km (3.3 mls) SW of Kaunakakai, HI (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 396 m (1299 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG), United States of America
Destination airport:Molokai/Kaunakakai Airport, HI (MKK/PHMK), United States of America
Narrative:
Impacted the side of a mountain ridge about 100 feet from the 1,400-foot top while on a night visual approach to Kaunakakai.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate crew coordination led to the captain's decision to discontinue the instrument approach procedure and initiate a maneuvering descent solely by visual references at night in an area of mountainous terrain. The crew failed to review the instrument approach procedure and the copilot failed to provide accurate information regarding terrain clearance and let down procedures during the instrument approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: LAX00FA191
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Kahului Airport, HI to Molokai/Kaunakakai Airport, HI as the crow flies is 74 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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