Crash of a Cessna 551 Citation II in Ainsworth

Date & Time: Jan 1, 2005 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N35403
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Reading-Ainsworth
MSN:
551-0029
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Captain / Total hours on type:
475.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5870
Circumstances:

The aircraft was carrying 5 passengers and a pilot from Reading (Pennsylvania) to Ainsworth, Nebraska. While descending to 4,000 feet, the airplane encountered ice and descended out of IMC between 300 and 400 feet. On final approach, the aircraft touch the ground near runway 17 threshold, bounced and eventually came to rest 700 feet further on a parallel access road. Only two passengers reported minor injuries. The aircraft was written off. It seems that the windshield was obscured by ice during descent, reducing pilot's visibility.

Crash of a Cessna 551 Citation II in Sorocaba: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 23, 2003 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-LME
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lins-Sorocaba
MSN:
551-0023
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach, the aircraft crashed in the Vila Helena quarter and struck houses and cars before it came to rest short of runway.

Crash of a Cessna 551 Citation II in Oklahoma City

Date & Time: May 20, 2002 at 0801 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N13VP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oklahoma City-Greeley
MSN:
551-0009
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13000
Captain / Total hours on type:
150.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2956