Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 27 February 1989
Time:08:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation S/II
Operator:NYNEX Corp
Registration: N29X
C/n / msn: S550-0096
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:703
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Poughkeepsie, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), United States of America
Destination airport:Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, NY (POU/KPOU), United States of America
Narrative:
Landed long and bounced following a high approach. No response noted upon brake and thrust reverser selection. A go around was attempted, but the engines did not respond. The Citation settled beyond the runway and crashed on rough terrain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper use of the powerplant controls, which resulted in actuation (tripping) of the reverse load limiters on the thrust reversers and subsequent reduction of available power in both engines. Factors related to the accident were: the pilot's misjudgement of distance, excessive airspeed, and improper flare during the landing."

Sources:
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Distance from White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY to Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Airport, NY as the crow flies is 64 km (40 miles).

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