ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 550 Citation Bravo CS-DHB Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ)
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Date:Monday 27 January 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation Bravo
Operator:Net Jets Transportes Aereos
Registration: CS-DHB
MSN: 550-1009
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), United Kingdom
The aircraft was carrying out a positioning flight from Paris Le Bourget Airport to Aberdeen Airport with the co-pilot operating as the handling pilot. The en-route phase of the flight was uneventful and on arrival in the Aberdeen area the aircraft was given radar vectors for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to Runway 34. When the aircraft was established on final approach, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower controller issued a landing clearance and reported the surface wind as being from 270 degrees at 23 knots. A further wind check was given about one minute later of 270 degrees at 22 knots gusting 32 knots, which was acknowledged by the crew. The aircraft carried out an attempted landing in weather conditions of a gusting crosswind from the left. The aircraft bounced on the first landing and entered a series of divergent bounces, from the last of which a go-around was initiated. During the attempted landing the aircraft sustained damage to the nose landing gear following which it diverted to land successfully at Glasgow Airport where the wind conditions were more favourable. Damage: Disintegrated nose wheel, numerous small dents in the fuselage skin and minor damage to right flap.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AAIB (U.K.)
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Aberdeen-Dyce Airport as the crow flies is 959 km (599 miles).

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