Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cessna 500 Citation, EC-IBA: Accident occurred August 02, 2012 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

NTSB Identification: CEN12WA506
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, August 02, 2012 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Aircraft: CESSNA 500, registration: EC-IBA
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors.

On July 28, 2012, at 1440 UTC, a Cessna 500 Citation, Spanish registration EC-IBA, owned and operated by AIRNOR, was destroyed when it impacted terrain 1.2 miles from the Santiago de Compostela Airport, Lavacolla, Galacia, Spain. The two pilots on board the airplane were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, which departed Aeropuerto de Asturias, Spain, at an unknown time.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Spain. Any further information regarding the investigation can be obtained from the Comision De Investigacion De Accidentes E Incidentes De Aviacion Civil, Spain at:

Ministerio De Fomento
Comision De Investigacion De Accidentes E Incidentes De Aviacion Civil
C/Fruela, 6
28011 Madrid,
Telephone: +91 5978960
Facsimile: +91 4635535

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the CIAIAC of Spain.

 Spanish Air Ambulance Citation - heart transplanted successfully in patient

The heart now transported from Porto to Asturias in the plane that has crashed as it approached the airport of Santiago de Compostela has been successfully implemented in a 54 year old male admitted to the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA) in Oviedo.

And airport health officials have reported that the plane arrived at the airport of Asturias, located near Avilés, at 05.28 hours from Porto with the organ, which was later transferred by ambulance to the HUCA for transplantation.

A large team doctor was already waiting for this heart transplant, which was compatible with a patient Spaniard, intervention that began at about 06.00 hours.

After an operation that lasted over three hours, the receiver was transferred to the ICU of the hospital Asturias where, according to sources consulted by Efe, is recovering from surgery, which can be considered a success.

The air taxi in which the organ Asturias came off ten minutes after the Asturias airport at 05.38 am, to the airport of Santiago de Compostela, near which crashed an hour later.

The plane, with capacity for six people, had landed for the first time in Asturias airport to 00.15 hours to collect HUCA medical staff that he would take care of the removal of the heart in Portugal.

The use of aircraft to move hearts for transplantation is used whenever the routes are longer than two hours, according to medical sources, which conducts an annual average of ten to twelve shipments of such.

Spanish Air Ambulance Citation - heart transplanted successfully in patient
EC-IBA Cessna 500 Citation I -  Operated by Airnor

Serial number 500-0178 delivered 1974 to ALN-Vermögensverwaltung GmbH (Germany) as D-IKFJ,  also held I-FBCK (Italy), HB-VKK (Swiss) and has been on the Spanish register since 2001 as EC-IBA

Google Translation;

This morning, when it began to dawn, the airport of Santiago de Compostela awoke from a heavy fog but there was nothing to imagine the tragedy that would occur later. A small reactor medicalized returned to his base at Compostela from the airport of Asturias as 6:38 am this morning lost radio contact with the control tower when it had started its landing approach and descent to Compostela airport.

The plane crashed on the approach path of the Santiago airport for its northern end very close to the motorway and at the Camino de Santiago and his remains were located fuselage at 07:05 pm and confirmed the tragedy and who died its two occupants. It was Alexander Well, 37 year-old from Barcelona and Daniel Fernandez, a 35-year-old from Bilbao. Both crew members were thrown from the aircraft after hitting several trees. It was a Cessna executive jet company Airnor like the picture accompanying the news and see that it was common in Compostela airport.

The President of the Xunta de Galicia has stressed this morning that two people died in this accident, "working to save lives of others" and has offered his support to families. Now sources of research work to clarify the events but everything points to the dense fog as the main factor of the tragic outcome. Regional Minister of Health herself, Ana Mato, said it "deeply regrets the deaths of the two pilots" and thanked "his important work for all professionals who regularly participate in the transfer of equipment operating and organs for transplant"

The flight plan was Porto - Asturias - Santiago de Compostela, but unfortunately never completed the flight plan. The plane crashed in a populated area and inaccessible forests in the Camino de Santiago by the time you recorded the incident claimed more victims, and no pilgrim was not yet at that stage.It was a Cessna 500, registration EC-Cittation IBA Airnor Company (Northwest Aircraft) who served on the National Transplant Organization. Research Sources are still studying the causes of the accident and that despite the dense fog, experts say they have had to raise more of a factor to the tragic outcome because those same hours there were no incidents in the daily operations of airport.

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