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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 16 February 2006
Time:ca 11:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operator:Hasit Trockenmörtel GmbH
Registration: D-IMRX
C/n / msn: 501-0688
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Buschin (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Baku-Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Sulaymaniyah International Airport (ISU/ORSU), Iraq
Narrative:
The German Cessna Citation departed Munich on February 14 for a flight to Iraq. Intermediate stops were made at Budapest (BUD) and Baku (BAK). Contact with the plane was lost as it descended through 8,000 feet (2,450 metres). The wreckage was found on February 19, at an elevation of 4,250 feet (1,300 metres).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BFU 4X003-06
» Reuters
» ddp
» ZDF


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Distance from Baku-Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Sulaymaniyah International Airport as the crow flies is 680 km (425 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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