ASN Aircraft accident Rockwell Sabreliner 75A N5107 Pontiac, MI
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 23 February 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A
Operator:General Motors
Registration: N5107
MSN: 380-8
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 General Electric CF700
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) from Pontiac, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Destination airport:Pontiac Airport, MI (PTK/KPTK), United States of America
Hit tree and crashed while on approach in rain and fog.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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