December 9, 2014 - On Monday, a Embraer EMB-500
Phenom 100 jet, N100EQ, crashed into a home
located in a Washington, D.C.,
suburb killing all three onboard and killing a
mother and two of her children on the ground.
At about 9:30 AM, the Embraer EMB-500 departed Horace Williams
Carolina for Gaithersburg Montgomery County Airport,
Maryland. At about 10:45 AM, air
traffic control cleared the pilot for a GPS
approach for runway 14.
Witnesses reported the aircraft appeared to be
to low for the approach and other witness
reported seeing a flock of birds earlier. The
Embraer crashed less than a mile from the
airport into a two story, wood frame home (in
the 19700 block of
Drop Forge Lane)
killing a mother and her two children.