- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 16, 2005
Time: 09:13
Location: Near Pueblo, Colorado
Operator: Circuit City Stores - Charter
Flight #: ?
Route: Richmond, VA - Saint Louis, MO - Pueblo,CO - Irvine, CA
AC Type: Cessna 560 Citation V
Registration: N500AT
cn / ln: 560-0146
Aboard: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on approach the business flight descended through IMC until the left wing contacted the ground. The plane crashed into a field and burned. The plane crashed because the pilots failed to notice the airplane had slowed to an unsafe speed and allowed the plane to stall. In addition, there was a thin layer of ice on the aircraft's wings. The flight crew's failure to effectively monitor and maintain airspeed and comply with procedures for deice boot activation on the approach, which caused an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover. Contributing to the accident was the FAA's failure to establish adequate certification requirements for flight into icing conditions, which led to the inadequate stall warning margin provided by the airplane's stall warning system.
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