Execuflight Flight 1526

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Execuflight Flight 1526 was an Execuflight airline charter flight from Dayton Airport, Ohio to Akron Fulton Airport on November 10, 2015, with a Hawker 800. On final approach to Akron, the pilots lost control of the aircraft and crashed in a residential neighborhood and exploded. The nine occupants were killed in the crash, the aircraft and the house in which it had crashed, had burned completely at the accident site.[1]

Execuflight Flight 1526
Execuflight Flight 1526 crash site.jpg
The crash site
Date10 November 2015 (2015-11-10)
SummaryLoss of control and subsequent controlled flight into terrain due to reduced airspeed in the approach phase to land due to crew error and fatigue of both pilots.
Site4 km northeast of Akron Fulton International Airport, United States
Aircraft typeHawker 800
Call signZIPLINE 1526
Flight originDayton International Airport, United States
DestinationAkron Fulton International Airport, United States

Crew[change | change source]

The aircraft involved in the accident

The crew consisted of 40-year-old Colombian Captain Oscar Chávez and 50-year-old Italian First Officer Renato Marchese. There were no flight attendants on the flight. The flight captain had been with the airline since June 4, 2015. His cumulative flight experience was 6,170 hours, of which he had flown 3,414 hours as pilot in command. He had 1,020 hours of flight experience with the accident plane, of which 670 hours as pilot in command, he had completed. The first officer was hired by Execuflight on June 1, 2015. He had 4,382 hours of flight experience, 3,200 of which he had served as pilot in command. His flight experience with accident-type aircraft totaled 482 hours, which he had completed in its entirety as a first officer.

Investigation[change | change source]

Recordings and interviews with the colleagues of the pilots showed that the pilots were overly tired at the time of the accident, having only slept about six hours a night on average during the previous nights.

They lowered the aircraft below the safe altitude of 473 feet, although they could see the ground but still could not see the runway. As they searched for the runway, they failed to see that the airspeed had dropped to 98 knots, causing an aerodynamic stall.

In popular culture[change | change source]

The accident is featured in the 2 episode of Season 21 of Air Crash Investigation, also known as Mayday. The episode is titled "Playing Catch Up".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crash During Nonprecision Instrument Approach to Landing Execuflight Flight 1526 British Aerospace HS 125-700A, N237WR Akron, Ohio November 10, 2015" (PDF).

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