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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Thursday 29 November 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation S/II
Operator:Executive Jet Aviation
Registration: N97QS
MSN: S550-0092
First flight: 1986
Total airframe hrs:4090
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sebring Air Terminal, FL (SEF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America
Destination airport:Sebring Air Terminal, FL (SEF/KSEF), United States of America
Encountered a fog bank on finals at 100 feet. A go-around was initiated too late and the Citation collided with the ground about 1,000 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's delayed go-around after encountering a fog bank on short final. The fog and the dark night were factors."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: MIA91LA036
Download report: Summary report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Sebring Air Terminal, FL as the crow flies is 1620 km (1013 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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