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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:zaterdag 1 januari 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic C551 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 551 Citation II/SP
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Jet Services
Registratie: N35403
Constructienummer: 551-0029
Bouwjaar: 1980
Aantal vlieguren:5870
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ainsworth Airport, NE (ANW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG/KRDG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ainsworth Airport, NE (ANW/KANW), Verenigde Staten
At 11:13 the Citation airplane was cleared for the GPS runway 17 instrument approach into Ainsworth. The airplane started to accumulate ice around 4,000 feet msl during the approach. As the plane descended out of IMC between 300 and 400 feet agl the cockpit windows were obscured by the accumulation of ice and the pilot elected to land the airplane instead of executing the published missed-approach procedure. On finals the Cessna contacted terrain about 439 feet south of the departure end of runway 17. The aircraft traveled north about 18 feet prior to contacting an airport access road. The aircraft then became airborne and touched down for the second time after traveling north about 54 feet. The aircraft then slid in a right arc about 700 feet and came to rest parallel to a closed northeast/southwest runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's decision to continue below the minimum descent altitude (MDA) and his failure to fly the published missed-approach procedure. A factor to the accident was the pilot's improper use of windshield heat which resulted in the windshield becoming obscured with ice during the instrument approach in icing conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: CHI05LA050
Download report: Summary report



photo of Cessna-551-Citation-II-SP-D-ICUR
accident date: 01-01-2005
type: Cessna 551 Citation II/SP
registration: D-ICUR

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 Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA en Ainsworth Airport, NE bedraagt 1996 km (1247 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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