I was sad hearing about this crash the other day.....especially once I found out that it was 85VT....myself and other people I work with specifically remember this acft/crew as it had visited twice in October.
Yes it is true it was an older crew....but in corporate aviation there are tons of pilots over the 60 year mark who are still going strong....as long as they maintain their first class medical, who cares. Ive known many like this, they are well seasoned pros who have years upon years of real life experience....not just some simulated emergencies.
I am not sure about the operator and what their criteria are....but it appears to me they shouldn't have even been shooting an approach with the current conditions at that time....best to divert to an alternate such as IAH
and wait for the fog to lift. Someone earlier mentioned ASE.....this is one of the most challenging airports out there....I know that within my company, our crews never gamble with safety and do not proceed with any approach they feel uncomfortable with, regardless of the negative repercussions.
Its tough when flying a private jet....the type of people who are pax are the ones who wanna get to where they are going, no matter what. Its a lot tougher on a bizjet pilot....the pax insist on doing what they want! Of course, these are the people who insisted they had to fly on 9/11....after the entire airspace was shut down.