- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 20, 2001
Time: 22"08
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Operator: Eagle Air
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Cessna 560 Citation V
Registration: HB-VLV
cn / ln: 560-0077
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: After reaching a height of 500 ft. the aircraft began to loose altitude until the plane impacted the ground at the end of Runway 34. The crew lost spatial orientation after take-off, leading to an unintentional loss of altitude. 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.
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