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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 24 March 2017
Time:12:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:Boulder Capital Inc.
Registration: N551BC
C/n / msn: 550-0242
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:8575
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:near Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Diego-Gillespie Field, CA (SEE/KSEE), United States of America
Destination airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during approach a goose struck the airplane's left horizontal stabilizer. The airplane continued the approach and landed without further incident.
A post-accident examination revealed the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: GAA17CA207

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from San Diego-Gillespie Field, CA to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 984 km (615 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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