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Lear35 crashes at GON today 6/2

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ecrane99:
Lear  N182K crashed on ILS5.  Possible cause could be the visibility.  This happened around 2:15p today.  Please post the weather for that time if you have it for GON (groton, ct).   Unfortunaley both pilots died in the crash.    Ed

Jason:

--- Quote from: ecrane99 on June 02, 2006, 07:27:49 PM ---Lear  N182K crashed on ILS5.  Possible cause could be the visibility.  This happened around 2:15p today.  Please post the weather for that time if you have it for GON (groton, ct).   Unfortunaley both pilots died in the crash.    Ed

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Here was the METAR at that time (2:03PM) at Groton.  It's a shame...

KGON 021803Z 21006KT 2SM BR BKN001 21/19 A2985 RMK AO2

I really haven't received much information on it yet...but once I know more I can start to draw my own conclusions about it.

Fryy/Avocadoflight:
wow. very sad. accidents like this just give me the chills.

bwicker:
just got on theFAA registry site, and the N-number is registered to a ROBERTSON ASSET MANAGEMENT INC which is owned by pat robertson the televangelist.  I dont have my FAR/AIM handy, but it sounds to me like it was a part 135 flight with three pax aboard, I was just looking at the approach plate for the ILS 5 approach and the minimums are listed as 200'-1/2 with an airport elevation of essentially sea level.  So, if that METAR is correct the ceiling was 100' below minimums.  As a part 135 pilot i thought you couldn't begin the approach unless the weather reporting station reports at or better than minimums? 

I don't mean to be sounding like i'm criticizing what the pilots did, just trying to peice it together. 

Jason:

--- Quote from: bwicker on June 03, 2006, 04:34:27 AM ---just got on theFAA registry site, and the N-number is registered to a ROBERTSON ASSET MANAGEMENT INC which is owned by pat robertson the televangelist.  I dont have my FAR/AIM handy, but it sounds to me like it was a part 135 flight with three pax aboard, I was just looking at the approach plate for the ILS 5 approach and the minimums are listed as 200'-1/2 with an airport elevation of essentially sea level.  So, if that METAR is correct the ceiling was 100' below minimums.  As a part 135 pilot i thought you couldn't begin the approach unless the weather reporting station reports at or better than minimums? 

I don't mean to be sounding like i'm criticizing what the pilots did, just trying to peice it together. 

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That's correct.  ...you're legally not allowed to initiate the approach unless the field is at or above minimums.  It looks like he busted minimums and payed the price for it...

What a shame.
Jason

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