N818MV Hawker 800A down in Minneosta accident . . .


Unconfirmed as yet;

Breaking news, 7 lost in a East Coast Jet Hawker 800 crash enroute from Atlantic City to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport in Minn.

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ECJ81 is a Hawker 800 N818MV.


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News update

All news sites reporting their were 9 pesons on board, no survivors.

Aircraft was operated by East Coast Jets and the passengers on board were with Viracon who are building the Freedom Tower in New York.


How do we know it was N818MV?


Wishing blue skies and tailwinds to our departed brothers, and prayers to all involved.

As Robreid pointed out, ECJ assigns a callsign to each aircraft, wih N818MV being assigned ECJ81. Unless they switched callsigns for some odd reason I think it is reasonable to believe that this was the a/c involved. On a side note, and not due to any error by the pilots of N818MV, this aircraft was also involved in a runway incursion at TEB in Dec. 2007 due to a controller error. Link below:

ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_i … 0107&key=2


The last location at 10:47AM (44.16 -93.37 153 14000 Minneapolis Center ) was NW (red #1) of the airport.
44.16 93.37 link


Dedicated Callsigns ECJ81 = Hawker 800A N818MV.


Here’s a photo from a year ago at PHL



Weather could’ve been a factor…
accuweather.com/news-top-hea … 7-31_18:04


The crash happened on a morning when severe weather battered parts of southern Minnesota. The National Weather Service said a 72 mph wind gust was reported in Owatonna at 8:35 a.m. Ringhofer didn’t have specific information about the weather at the time, but said it was dark, windy and raining heavily.

Sounds like a possible microburst. But te gust happened at 8:35, and the crash nearly an hour later.


Aviation-Safety Network report and video coverage.

Additional information about the passengers from Bloombergs
Click Here.

Also reported, the sole survivor passed, two are unaccounted for, out of a unconfirmed total of 10 on board.

Seems there is uncertainty about the number of passengers on board.
There is several reports of one passenger scheduled, but did not board the aircraft?


KOWA 311355Z AUTO 32031G42KT TSRA 18/16 A2982 RMK AO2 P0002 LTG DSNT ALQDS

KOWA 311335Z AUTO 30036G55KT 2SM +TSRA SCT002 SCT014 BKN022 19/17 A2984 RMK AO2 VIS 1V5 P0022 LTG DSNT ALQDS


                   NTSB ADVISORY 

National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

July 31, 2008


The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a Go
Team to investigate today’s plane crash in Owatonna,
Minnesota. At about 10:00 a.m. CDT this morning, a BAE 125
(N818MV) operated by East Coast Jets crashed while on
approach to Owatonna Degneer Regional Airport. There are
seven reported fatalities.

NTSB Investigator John Lovell has been designated as
Investigator-in-Charge and will lead a 10-member team. NTSB
Board Member Steven R. Chealander will serve as principal
spokesman for the on-scene investigation. Terry Williams
will accompany the team as press officer.

Mr. Williams may be reached on his cell phone (202-557-1350)
when he arrives in Owatonna this evening.

NTSB Press Contacts:

202-557-1350 (Terry N. Williams, Owatonna)
202-314-6100 (Washington)


Man, the whole plane is in ruins. :cry:



Wow, that kind of took my breath away, and not in a good way.

I did see that scene on CNN, but to have such a clear shot, yikes.

Kinda like car racing, the crashes are interesting, but you don’t want anyone to get hurt. Hawkers are tough birds, but that had to be one hard impact and I assume roll.

Still, thanx for the photo.


Anyone happen to know whether ZMP cleared them for the ILS RWY 30 approach or the VOR/DME RWY 30 approach?


Hi garp, To check for this, go to www.Liveatc.net, and go to atc archived recordings, and then look for airport code: KOWA


Thanks very much for the links, TS77. Appears that they were cleared for the ILS, then canceled IFR once they established visual contact with the runway.


God Bless…