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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 24 October 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
Operator:German Flight Inspection International
Registration: D-CFMC
MSN: FA-104
First flight: 1986
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Blumberg (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport (ZQL/EDTD), Germany
Destination airport:Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport (ZQL/EDTD), Germany
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air airplane was destroyed when it impacted a wooded hillside while on approach to Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport (ZQL), Germany.
All four on board were killed.
The airplane had performed several approaches to the airport to calibrate the DVI NDB and DON DME beacons and was returning to land when the accident happened.

Probable Cause:

The accident in which the aircraft during VFR final approach suffered a controlled flight into wooded terrain is due to the fact that:
- A change of flight rules was conducted from IFR to VFR, although the conditions were not appropriate; and
- The descent was continued with insufficient visibility.
Contributing to the causes:
- No "Approach Briefing", no "callouts" and not a "checklist approach" were used;
- The second pilot was procedurally not involved in the flight deck work processes and decision-making;
- For the approach navigation data was used from the Flight Management System (FMS III) which was intended exclusively for flight inspection purposes;
- measurement was done by the navigational aid engineer.

VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» BFU report


photo of Beechcraft-300-Super-King-Air-D-CFMC
accident date: 24-10-2000
type: Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
registration: D-CFMC


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