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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Fecha:miércoles 21 enero 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operador:Georgia Pacific Corp.
Registración: N501GP
Numéro de série: 500-0026
Año de Construcción: 1972
Horas Totales de la Célula:4439
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF/KBLF), Estados Unidos de América
Landed on a slush covered runway 23 following an ILS approach. Deceleration was poor and a go-around was attempted. Overran the runway and struck three localizer antennas and a 10-foot embankment before plunging into a steep, densely wooded hillside.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's attempt to land on a slush covered runway with insufficient stopping distance available, and his delayed initiation of a go-around which resulted in there being insufficient runway available to complete the maneuver successfully. Contributing to the accident was the lack of adequate emphasis in the manufacturer's aircraft flight manual regarding the required aircraft landing stop distances under wet and icy runway conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 140 days (5 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-81-9
Download report: Final report

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Distance from Augusta-Bush Field, GA to Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV as the crow flies is 439 km (274 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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