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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 1 March 2012
Time:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic C750 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 750 Citation X
Operator:Asia Today Ltd.
Registration: N288CX
C/n / msn: 750-0219
First flight: 2003
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce AE3007C1
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 4 km E of Egelsbach Airport (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Linz-Blue Danube Airport (LNZ/LOWL), Austria
Destination airport:Egelsbach Airport (EDFE), Germany
Narrative:
A Cessna 750 Citation X corporate jet, N288CX, was destroyed in an accident near Egelsbach Airport, Germany. All five on board were killed.
The flight departed Linz Airport (LNZ), Austria on a flight to Egelsbach. The airplane was approaching runway 27 when the crew switched from IFR to VFR. Shortly afterwards the jet struck trees and came down in a wooded area. A fire erupted.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Süddeutsche Zeitung
» RP-online
» BFU CX005-12

METAR Weather report:
17:20 UTC / 18:20 local time:
EDFE 011720Z 03003KT 4000 BR FEW008 09/08 Q1025
Wind 030 degrees at 3 knots; Visibility: 4000 m; Mist; few clouds, at 800 feet above aerodrome level; temperature 9°C, dew point 8°C; QNH 1025 mb

18:20 UTC / 19:20 local time:
EDFE 011820Z AUTO 06002KT //// R27/P2000N // /// 08/08 Q1025
Wind 060 degrees at 2 knots; Runway 27, touchdown zone visual range is more than 2000 meters; temperature 8°C, dew point 8°C; QNH 1025 mb


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Distance from Linz-Blue Danube Airport to Egelsbach Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 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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