Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2005 Issue

November 22, 2004, Houston, Texas / Gulfstream Aerospace G-III

At about 0615 Central time, the airplane crashed while on the ILS Runway 4 approach to the Houston Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The airplane struck a light pole adjacent to a roadway and crashed into a field about 3 miles southwest of the runway, destroying it and killing the two pilots and one flight attendant on board. Weather conditions at the airport before the accident included fog, broken ceilings of 100 and 600 feet and surface visibilities of between about 1/3 to mile. A minimum safe altitude warning (MSAW) was issued to the flight seconds before the end of the CVR recording. Preliminary evaluation of ATC communications and radar data indicates that the flight converged on the...

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