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Last updated: 23 June 2017
Datum:Dienstag 15 Juni 2010
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550B Citation Bravo
Fluggesellschaft:Prince Aviation
Kennzeichen: YU-BSG
Werknummer: 550-1049
Baujahr: 2002
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:2661
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW530A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Brac Airport (BWK) (   Kroatien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Tirana-Rinas Airport (TIA/LATI), Albanien
Flug nach:Brac Airport (BWK/LDSB), Kroatien
A Cessna 550 Citation Bravo corporate jet, registered YU-BSG, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident on landing at Brac Airport (BWK), Croatia.
The airplane overran the runway end after landing on runway 04, crashed through a perimeter fence and ended up on a rocky surface five metres below runway level. Both passengers and three crew were uninjured. A fire erupted but this was quickly contained by the airport fire service.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE (translated from Croatian):
The causes of aviation accident are:
- High speed approach
- Steep angle of approach
- The aircraft moved from steep descent to level flight, i.e. touched down, without a proper flare.
Due to a larger pitch angle and higher approach speed, flaring was faster and sharper, and thus had a greater angular velocity of the aircraft which caused increasing horizontal velocity.
- Late contact (touchdown) and insufficient length of runway for the aircraft to come to a halt.

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: AAIA Croatia - Croatia
status: Final
number: Final report
released:17 November 2011
duration of investigation: 1 year and 5 months
download report: O nesreci zrakoplova Cessna Citation Bravo C550B koja se dogodila dana 15. srpnja 2010. na zracnoj luci Brac (AAIA Croatia Final report)

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Distance from Tirana-Rinas Airport to Brac Airport as the crow flies is 323 km (202 miles).

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