ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 N288G Novato Airport, CA (NOT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 7 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2
Registration: N288G
MSN: 525A-0035
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:70
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-2C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Novato Airport, CA (NOT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), United States of America
Destination airport:Novato Airport, CA (NOT/KDVO), United States of America
The airplane touched down at Novato Airport's runway 13 about 1/3 of the way down the 3300 feet runway. The pilot applied ground flaps and spoilers, braked hard. The pilot reported that the airplane was not decelerating normally, so he decided to abort the landing. He applied full power for takeoff; however, he forgot to retract the ground flaps and spoilers. The airplane did not liftoff the ground and ran off the departure end of the runway coming to rest in a ditch.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to achieve the proper touchdown point and his failure to retract the flaps and spoilers during an attempted landing abort, which resulted in a landing overrun. Also causal was the pilot's decision to attempt a landing in wind conditions that exceeded the landing performance capability of the airplane for the runway selected."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: LAX02FA075
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from Sacramento International Airport, CA to Novato Airport, CA as the crow flies is 103 km (65 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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