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On December 3, 2000, about 1841 universal time coordinated, a Mooney M20M, N2183N, registered to Aircraft Guaranty LLC Trustee, Houston, Texas, crashed into terrain in the vicinity of Grunwald, Austria, while conducting an instrument approach to Vienna, Austria's Schwechat Airport. Meteorological conditions were reported as deteriorating, and an instrument flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot and a passenger, both German citizens, received fatal injuries. The flight originated from Alexandroupolis, Greece, about 2 hours 30 minutes before the accident.
According to initial reports from the Air Accident Investigation Branch, Republic of Austria, the aircraft was 9 NM from the threshold to Runway 34 when controlled flight into hilly, wooded terrain occurred at coordinates N47 degrees 57 minutes by E16 degrees 39 minutes at 1,300 feet msl.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Austria. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:
Mr. Guenther Raicher Air Accident Investigation Branch A-1031 Vienna, Radatzkystraffe 2 Innovation and Technology Federal Ministry of Transport Republic of Austria Phone: 43 1 711 62-9200-9207 FAX: 43 1 711 62-9299
This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Austrian Government.