Runway excursion Accident Cessna 650 Citation VII XA-PYN,
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Date:Sunday 4 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 650 Citation VII
Owner/operator:Aero Cabo
Registration: XA-PYN
MSN: 650-7088
Year of manufacture:1998
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A corporate Cessna 650 Citation VII was landing on runway 12 at Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR), Canada from Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ), Mexico. The aircraft began to drift to the left early in the landing roll and exited the runway surface about 4500 feet from the threshold. It travelled through a berm of plowed snow about 18" deep for about 400-500 feet alongside the runway edge lights, during which time the nose wheel collapsed. The aircraft came to rest straddling the line of runway edge lights beyond the hold short line for the crossing runway 08R/26L. The occupants partially opened the main entrance door and evacuated the aircraft. ARFF crews arrived within two minutes. There were no injuries, fire or hazardous material spills.
The hourly METAR (1700 PST) recorded the wind at Vancouver as 140 degrees at 26 knots gusting to 33 knots with 5 sm visibility in light rain showers and temperature of +03 degrees C. A special observation issued at 17:22 (observation likely taken 10 -15 minutes before the issue time) recorded the wind as 120 degrees at 23 knots, gusting to 29 knots with 2.5 sm visibility in light rain and snow showers and temperature of +01 degree C. The runway surface was wet and snow had not been forecast; therefore, there was no runway surface condition (RSC) report available.


CADORS Number: 2009P0015


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