ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 500 Citation I N22FM Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 26 April 1983
Time:14:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Federal Mogul Corp.
Registration: N22FM
MSN: 500-0229
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:4112
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Narrative:
Both thrust reversers deployed during gear retraction on takeoff. The Cessna yawed right, struck the ground and caught fire. The aircraft was washed the day before and reverser circuit breakers which had been pulled were not reset.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
thrust reverser,door..unlocked
maintenance..inadequate..company maintenance personnel
thrust reverser,door..deployed inadvertently
aircraft preflight..inadequate..pilot in command
electrical system,circuit breaker..popped/tripped
operation with known deficiencies in equipment..attempted..pilot in command
annunciator panel light(s)..switched off
checklist..not followed..pilot in command

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 940 km (587 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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