Date & Time: Jan 12, 2007 at 1107 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 525 CJ1
Operator:
Registration:
N77215
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Van Nuys-Long Beach
MSN:
525-0149
YOM:
1996
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
38000
Captain / Total hours on type:
800
Aircraft flight hours:
3001
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Van Nuys airport outbound for Long Beach to pick up 2 passengers. Eyewitnesses reported that the front cargo door was open as the airplane took off. The crew requested an emergency return but the aircraft eventually crashed near the airport. Both occupants were killed.