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Czech Citation down in Germany 14 Feb 2010

Old 14th Feb 2010, 23:14
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Czech Citation down in Germany 14 Feb 2010

Cessna Citation reported down close to Dresden, Germany. As far as I understand it was positioning to Sweden to pick up passengers when it crashed....
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BERLIN - A small business jet is believed to have crashed in Germany as it was flying to Sweden from the Czech capital, Prague.
German air traffic control spokesman Axel Raab says the pilot of the Cessna 550 Citation was given clearance to climb to a higher level after entering German airspace at 8.20 p.m. (1920GMT). However, the pilot never replied and the plane then disappeared from radar screens.
Raab says wreckage has now apparently been found, but officials are still investigating. The plane was southeast of the eastern German city of Dresden when controllers had their last contact with it.
There was no immediate word on how many people were aboard or the possible cause of the accident.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press
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Aircraft believed to be en route to Karlstad Sweden to pick up passengers, and originated in Prague, Czech Repbulic.

Pieces of wreckage have been discovered near the village Schöna (Saxon - Osterzgebirge).

The search in the rugged and rocky forest area near the Czech border was very difficult and almost impossible in the darkness, said a police spokesman.

Google translation from German news.

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Two bodies have been recovered this morning, broadcasting service MDR reports.

Sächsische Schweiz: Abgestürzte Piloten tot aufgefunden | MDR.DE

"The aircraft is (...) presumed to be a Czech taxi flight heading for Värmland to collect passengers who had been attending the Swedish Rally, according to Annika Vestregård at the Aeronautical Search and Rescue Service (ARCC) to the Aftonbladet newspaper.
The head of Karlstad airport, Peter Landmark, confirmed to Aftonbladet that the plane was heading there to collect passengers.
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Plane crashes en route to Sweden - The Local

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Old 15th Feb 2010, 20:35
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This is sad my thoughts go out to the crew's family.
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Police confirmed the bodies recovered yesterday have been the Citation´s Captain and F/O from Czechia and Slovakia, respectively.

Rescue work still difficult due to mountainious and densely wooded terrain.
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Black boxes recovered. Preliminary report might be available in April, according to BFU
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That clown who wiped out his crew in the B-52 comes to mind. Tragic and utterly unnecessary.
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Why? For pity's sake, why?

There are any number of acrobatic aircraft available should you want to indulge in such antics, why chose a Citation?

Really there is no excuse today for the cowboys to be allowed this sort of indulgence. Companies should have procedures in place to weed out these pilots before they get a chance to kill themselves and others.

If they happen to be the owner of the company then pilots should be strong enough to refuse to work there. If they are not then they are as responsible for what happens as the owner.
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Both Pilots had around 1600 hrs total and a combined jet time of under 100 hours !!!
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Really Baywatcher?

How do you come to that conclusion then?
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Check your PM's
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 14:34
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err no...read the accident prelim report...
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Both Pilots had around 1600 hrs total and a combined jet time of under 100 hours !!!
were did you find that info?
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Is there a NTSB type website for European traffic where the general public can read reports?
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Good friend of mine packed the job in 2 weeks before the crash, due to flight safety issues. 2 F/O's flying together not good.
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