|Title:||Loss of altitude and crash following takeoff, Final Report by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau concerning the accident to the aircraft Cessna CE 560 Citation V, HB-VLV operated by Eagle Air Ltd. Aircharter + Taxi on 20 December 2001 at Zurich-K|
|Micro summary:||Following takeoff, this Citation V lost altitude, and crashed.|
|Event Time:||2001-12-20 at 2107 UTC|
|Publishing Agency:||Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB)|
|Site of event:||Near runway 14, Zurich Kloten|
|Latitude/Longitude:||N 47° 28’ 24’’ E 008° 32’ 28’’|
|Departure:||Zurich International Airport (Kloten Airport), Kloten, Switzerland|
|Destination:||Bern Airport (Berne-Belp), Berne, Switzerland|
|Airplane Type(s):||Cessna CE 560 Citation V|
|Type of flight:||Ferry|
|Executive Summary:||The accident is attributable to the fact that the crew of HB-VLV did not continue their climb after take-off. As a result the aircraft came in a descent and collided with the terrain. |
The investigation determined the following causal factor for the accident:
• With a high degree of probability the crew lost spatial orientation after take-off, leading to an unintentional loss of altitude.
The following factors contributed to the accident:
• The copilot’s basic training in instrument flying did not include night instrument take-offs.
• The crew’s method of working was adversely affected by great time pressure.
• Executing the take-off as a rolling take-off was not adapted to the prevailing meteorological conditions.
• There was no system in the aircraft which triggers an alarm in the event of a loss of altitude after take-off (GPWS).
• The instrumentation on the copilot’s side of the aircraft involved in the accident was not optimal.
|Learning Keywords:||Operations - Airspace - GPWS|
|Operations - Uncontrolled Flight into Terrain|
|Other - Regulatory Oversight|
|Other - Workplace Culture or Management|
|Consequence - Hull Loss|
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