Eagle Air

Eagle Air Thursday December 20, 2001
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.

Crash Details

DateThursday December 20, 2001
LocationZurich, Switzerland
Aircraft TypeCessna 560 Citation V
OperatorEagle Air
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Zurich, Switzerland
Eagle Air
Cessna 560 Citation V