Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation I in Marietta: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 24, 2017 at 1924 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 500 Citation (29724)">
Registration:
N8DX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cincinnati – Atlanta
MSN:
500-0303
YOM:
1976
Location: Marietta (22744)"> Georgia (14562)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a flight from Cincinnati to Atlanta. He left Cincinnati Municipal Airport at 1812LT bound for Fulton County-Brown Field Airport, west of Atlanta. After an uneventful flight, he started the descent from FL230 at 1859LT to 3,100 feet then climbed again to 3,800 feet for five minutes when control was lost. The airplane hit a house located in the suburb of Marietta and crashed in flames in a garden. The house and the aircraft were destroyed, the pilot was killed. It is believed that he encountered technical problems with the automatic pilot system just before the loss of control.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation I in Winfield: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2016 at 2136 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 500 Citation (29724)">
Registration:
C-GTNG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kelowna – Calgary
MSN:
500-0169
YOM:
1974
Location: Kelowna (21429)"> British Columbia (14080)">
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 34 at Kelowna Airport, the crew was cleared to climb to 8,600 feet. Once the altitude of 4,800 feet was reached, the aircraft nosed down and descended at a rate of 2,200 feet per minute before crashing in a huge explosion east of Winfield, about five miles north of Kelowna Airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire, and all four occupants were killed, among them Jim Prentice, ex Premier of the Alberta Province.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Derby: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2013 at 1017 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 500 Citation (29724)">
Operator: Ed Dufresne Ministries (39223)">
Registration:
N610ED
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wichita - New Braunfels
MSN:
500-0241
YOM:
1975
Location: Derby (19229)"> Kansas (14872)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft was destroyed during impact with terrain near Derby, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Dufresne, Inc.; Murrieta, California. Day visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight. The airplane departed Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT), Wichita, Kansas, about 1007 and was destined for New Braunfels Regional Airport (BAZ), New Braunfels, Texas. Preliminary data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control showed normal operations during climb before the pilot contacted the FAA Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center at 1014 and reported leveling at 15,000 feet. The controller cleared the pilot to proceed direct to Millsap, Texas and climb to 23,000 feet. Over the next minute, the aircraft made an abrupt right turn followed by an abrupt left turn. Radar data showed the airplane descended to 14,600 feet before resuming climb and reaching 15,200 feet at 1016:20. The aircraft then made an abrupt descending left turn and radar and radio contact was lost. Several witnesses reported seeing the airplane below the clouds in a nose down vertical dive. One witness reported that after impact he saw a fireball about 500 feet high followed by a column of smoke. Evidence at the accident scene showed evidence of a postimpact fire with most of the wreckage located in or near a single impact crater. The outboard portion of the left wing and the left aileron was located about 3,000 feet west of the main wreckage. At 1038, the closest official surface weather observation site at McConnell Air Force Base (IAB), Wichita, Kansas, reported a northeast wind at 12 knots, light rain, and a broken ceiling at 1,700 feet above ground level. Satellite imagery indicated abundant cloud cover with the cloud cover top near 21,000 feet mean sea level (msl). Pilot reports in the area indicated light to moderate icing conditions above 6,000 feet msl at the accident time.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Santiago de Compostella: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 2012 at 0617 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 500 Citation (29724)">
Operator: Airnor – Aeronaves del Noroeste (37166)">
Registration:
EC-IBA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Oviedo - Santiago de Compostella
MSN:
500-0178
YOM:
1974
Country: Spain (13257)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3600
Captain / Total hours on type:
500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
678
Copilot / Total hours on type:
412
Aircraft flight hours:
9460
Circumstances:
At 2146LT on 01AUG2012, crew completed an ambulance flight from Oviedo-Asturias Airport to Porto with a medical team and a crew of two on board, on behalf of the National Transplant Organisation. During the night, crew was awaiting at Porto to bring back the medical team to Oviedo but the medical operation took more time than expected. Due to rest time, crew left Porto at 0545LT for a short flight to its base and received two minutes after take off the authorization to complete an ILS approach to runway 17. Following a last weather briefing, crew started the descent and obtained the permission to land at 0615LT. Two minutes later, while on a correct configuration for landing (gear lowered and flaps down), aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located 1,600 meters short of runway 17. While the aircraft was destroyed, both pilots aged 35 & 37 were killed.
Causes:
According to CIAIAC, the airplane was correctly configured for the approach and the collision occurred in a normal attitude. At the time of the accident, visibility was estimated at 4 km with patches of clouds at 600 feet on approach. As a result, Board concluded the accident has been assimilated to a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). More investigation should be conducted to complete this event.