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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 November 2002
Time:20:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:Canada Jet Charters
Registration: C-GYCJ
C/n / msn: 550-0561
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sandspit Airport, BC (YZP) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Sandspit Airport, BC (YZP/CYZP), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Vancouver at 19:18. The first officer was the flying pilot. When the aircraft arrived at Sandspit, the surface wind was strong, gusty, and across the runway (220 degrees magnetic at 30 knots, gusting to 37 knots). The crew conducted an instrument approach to runway 30, and the airplane touched down on its belly. After initial contact with the runway, the aircraft bounced several times with diminishing force as it slid down the runway. It then veered to the right side of the runway, breaking five runway lights with its right wing, veered to the left, and came to a stop about 500 feet from the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "The crew did not complete the before-landing checks, ignored aural warnings, and did not lower the landing gear, which resulted in a gear-up landing."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 233 days (8 months)
Accident number: A02P0290
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» TSB Report Number A02P0290


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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Sandspit Airport, BC as the crow flies is 745 km (466 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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