ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 D-CUNO Freiburg Im Breisgau Airport
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 12 January 2006
Time:18:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operator:Euroflug Frenzel
Registration: D-CUNO
MSN: FL-311
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:1500
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) N of Freiburg Im Breisgau Airport (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB), Germany
Destination airport:Freiburg Im Breisgau Airfield (EDTF), Germany
Narrative:
The Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350 was approaching runway 16 of Freiburg Im Breisgau Airport, Germany in heavy fog. The crew descended too low and touched trees, 450 meters before the runway. The plane crashed in a small forest and burned out.

Probable Cause:

The accident in which the aircraft touched in controlled descent trees while on final approach under visual flight rules (VFR), was due to the fact that:
- The decision was made for a visual flight at night (night VFR), although the weather conditions were marginal,
- The approach to the airfield in Freiburg was continued with insufficient visibility.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» BFU


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Distance from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport to Freiburg Im Breisgau Airfield as the crow flies is 85 km (53 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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