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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 21 januari 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Georgia Pacific Corp.
Registratie: N501GP
Constructienummer: 500-0026
Bouwjaar: 1972
Aantal vlieguren:4439
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF/KBLF), Verenigde Staten
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


NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Augusta-Bush Field, GA en Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV bedraagt 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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Citation I

  • 377 built
  • 8e ongeval
  • 7e dodelijk ongeval
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 8e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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