Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 2012

Discussion of topics related to corporate aviation throughout the world.

Moderators: ahramin, sky's the limit, sepia, Sulako, lilfssister, North Shore

Post Reply
Message
Author
bizjets101
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2105
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 2012

#1 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Santiago de Compostela Airport both crew fatal as the Citation collided with trees just short of runway '17' while attempting to land in heavy fog.

No passengers on board, however the Citation was returning to its home base with a heart for transplant - which was retrieved from the
aircraft and successfully transplanted in a 54 year old man.

Captain Daniel Fernandez Orgaz (35) and CoPilot Alexander Nilson Well (37) aircraft was operated by NorAir aircraft was a 1974 Cessna 500 Citation 1.

The President of the Xunta de Galicia (Govt Official) has stressed this morning that two people died in this accident, "working to save lives of others" and has offered his support to families. Now sources of research work to clarify the events but everything points to the dense fog as the main factor of the tragic outcome. Regional Minister of Health herself, Ana Mato, said it "deeply regrets the deaths of the two pilots" and thanked "his important work for all professionals who regularly participate in the transfer of equipment operating and organs for transplant".

Image

Image

Image
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Changes in Latitudes
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2396
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:47 am
Location: The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful.

Re: Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 201

#2 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:39 pm

bizjets101 wrote: No passengers on board, however the Citation was returning to its home base with a heart for transplant - which was retrieved from the
aircraft and successfully transplanted in a 54 year old man.
Wow.
---------- ADS -----------
  

bizjets101
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2105
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 201

#3 Post by bizjets101 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:08 am

Similar accident in Nov 2010 in Birmingham ENG, fortunately both crew survived the accident;

'The accident occurred during an ILS approach to Runway 15 at Birmingham Airport. The weather conditions were clear over the aerodrome but there was a bank of fog affecting the final approach. The aircraft descended below the Decision Altitude (DA), without the crew having achieved the required visual references, and struck the glideslope antenna. A fire broke out on the left wing and the aircraft crashed onto the grass to the right of the runway. By this time, the fog was affecting the whole of the airfield and, in poor visibility and wet ground conditions, the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) had some difficulties locating and accessing the aircraft. However, the first vehicle was at the scene within three minutes, the fire was extinguished rapidly and a fireman assisted the commander who was, for a time, trapped in his seat. Both of the flight crew survived the accident. Also, a transplant organ, which was being carried onboard, was recovered successfully.'

Photos

AAIB accident report

Image
Cessna 501 Citation 1/SP G-VUEM

(hmmm EC-IBA is serial number 500-0178 and G-VUEM is 501-0178)
---------- ADS -----------
  

bizjets101
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2105
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 201

#4 Post by bizjets101 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:03 am

Wow
Great, now I have to correct it!!! I was using Google Translator for the info - plus information is always a little hazy (no pun intended) after an accident.

However - it seems the Spanish Citation had just dropped both passengers and the heart off in Asturias, and the accident occurred while landing at it's home base in the empty return leg.
---------- ADS -----------
  

bizjets101
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2105
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Spanish Medivac Citation crash nr Santiago ESP Aug 2 201

#5 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:26 pm

Click Here for Final Report from UK AAIB regarding Citation G-VUEM

The accident occurred during an ILS approach to Runway 15 at Birmingham Airport. The weather conditions were clear over the aerodrome but there was a bank of fog affecting the final approach. The aircraft descended below the Decision Altitude (DA), without the crew having achieved the required visual references, and struck the glideslope antenna. A fire broke out on the left wing and the aircraft crashed onto the grass to the right of the runway. By this time, the fog was affecting the whole of the airfield and, in poor visibility and wet ground conditions, the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) had some difficulties locating and accessing the aircraft. However, the first vehicle was at the scene within three minutes, the fire was extinguished rapidly and a fireman assisted the commander who was, for a time, trapped in his seat. Both of the flight crew survived the accident. Also, a transplant organ, which was being carried onboard, was recovered successfully.
---------- ADS -----------
  

Post Reply

Return to “Corporate”