ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145357
Last updated: 21 December 2014
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Date:30-APR-2012
Time:17:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation Bravo
Owner/operator:Stephen William Bond (regd. owner)
Registration: G-CGEI
C/n / msn: 550-0951
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Bournemouth Airport - BOH/EGHH, Hurn, Bournemouth -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Bournemouth Airport (BOH/EGHH) Hurn, Bournemouth
Narrative:
On approach to Bournemouth Airport - BOH/EGHH the nosewheel of a Cessna 550 Citation Bravo would not lower. All attempts to solve the problem failed & the aircraft landed with the nosewheel retraced. Damage to underside & nose area. The three occupants escaped unhurt. According to the summary of the AAIB report into the incident:

"The aircraft had flown from Biggin Hill after being repainted. During the approach, the nose landing gear failed to extend. The aircraft landed with the nose landing gear retracted, damaging the forward lower fuselage and nose landing gear doors. Tests and inspections were unable to identify a probable cause for the failure of the nose landing gear to extend"

Sources:
1. eyewitness report
2. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/october_2012/cessna_550_citation_bravo__g_cgei.cfm
3. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9679471.Bournemouth_Airport_drama__emergency_landing_as_nose_wheel_jams/?ref=m
4. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=CGEI

G-CGEI Citation 550

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2012 13:48 sharla Added
30-Apr-2012 18:26 Geno Updated [Cn, Source]
01-May-2012 01:06 86.138.154.26 Updated [Date]
01-May-2012 03:33 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 11:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
26-Nov-2014 14:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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