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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 2 March 2011
Time:02:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Operator:GIO Business Aviation
Registration: S5-BAX
C/n / msn: S550-0028
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Forli Airport (FRL) (   Italy)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Forli Airport (FRL/LIPK), Italy
Destination airport:Torino-Caselle Airport (TRN/LIMF), Italy
Narrative:
A Cessna S550 Citation S/II corporate jet, S5-BAX, sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Forli Airport (FRL), Italy. The two pilots and flight nurse were not injured.
The Citation was en route to Turin, operating an ambulance flight with a heart for transplant on board.
The airplane yawed left during takeoff, close to rotation speed. Takeoff was aborted and the airplane came to rest in the snow next to runway 12.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» ANSV


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Distance from Forli Airport to Torino-Caselle Airport as the crow flies is 364 km (228 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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