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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:zaterdag 21 maart 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Registratie: HB-VIT
Constructienummer: 550-0197
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Lugano Airport (LUG) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA), Zwitserland
The Cessna 550 Citation II encountered wind shear during a LOC DME approach to runway 03 at Lugano Airport, Switzerland.
The aircraft touched down at Vref (108 kts) + 10 kts and bounced two times and touched down nose gear first.
During landing rollout the nose landing gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

The accident was due to:
- A non-stabilized approach because of wind shear;
- Uncoordinated action in using "Reverse" and "Speedbrakes" after a relatively hard landing at excessive speed
- A lack of ATIS warning about wind shears.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: Nr. 1481
Download report: Final report


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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 Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport en Lugano Airport bedraagt 291 km (182 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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