ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 550 Citation II N13VP Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK (PWA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 20 May 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:Avalon Correctional Services
Registration: N13VP
MSN: 550-0263
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:2956
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK (PWA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK (PWA/KPWA), United States of America
Destination airport:Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO (GXY/KGXY), United States of America
During takeoff roll from runway 17L (7,198 feet by 150 feet) at the Wiley Post Airport, at V1 (103 knots), the pilot began to pull aft on the control yoke. The pilot noticed the nose landing gear was not coming off of the runway and at 120 knots, with full aft control input. He elected to abort the takeoff and pulled the power to idle and applied maximum braking. Upon seeing the localizer antennas approaching the airplane at the departure end of the runway, the pilot veered the airplane to the right of centerline. The airplane departed the runway surface and impacted the fences.
Examination of the elevator trim system revealed it was 12 degrees out of trim in the nose down direction.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The anomalous elevator trim system and the pilot's failure to note its improper setting prior to takeoff."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Accident number: FTW02LA154
Download report: Summary report

Rejected takeoff
Elevator issue
Runway excursion



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Distance from Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK to Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO as the crow flies is 814 km (509 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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