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Crash of a Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 in Howell

Accident description

  • Jan 16, 2017 at 1156 LT
  • N525PZ
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Positioning
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Batavia – Howell
  • 525C-0196
  • 2015
  • Howell, Michigan
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The pilot, sole on board, left Batavia-Genesee County Airport (New York) at 1057LT bound to the west. After an uneventful flight of one hour, he started the approach to runway 13 at Howell-Livingston County-Spencer J. Hardy Airport, Michigan. After touchdown, the airplane encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It went through the perimeter fence, crossed a road and hit trees. Upon impact, both wings were sheared off, the aircraft overturned, caught fire and came to rest upside down 1,280 feet past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was unhurt but transferred to hospital for control. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about three status miles with snow and the pilot reported to rescuers that the runway surface was icy.