Runway excursion Accident Cessna 550 Citation II PT-LJJ,
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Date:Friday 7 October 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 550 Citation II
Owner/operator:Agência Marítima Universal Ltda.
Registration: PT-LJJ
MSN: 550-0247
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Manhuaçu-Aeroporto Elias Breder Airport, MG -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte/Pampulha - Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH)
Destination airport:Manhuaçu-Aeroporto Elias Breder Airport, MG (SNJM)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Cessna 550 Citation II was involved in a runway excursion after landing on runway 20 (1170m x 30m) at Manhuaçu-Elias Breder Airport, Brazil. The nose gear collapsed as the aircraft came to rest in shrubs.
The five occupants escaped unhurt. One of the passengers was Eduardo Costa, a famous Brazilian singer.

Contributing factors.
- Application of controls - contributed.
The late utilization of the aircraft's normal braking system was paramount in increasing the required landing distance, allowing the aircraft to overshoot the runway limits.
- Piloting judgment - contributed.
The captain was in the habit of braking the aircraft using only reverse thrust, in order to save the braking system. Thus, he belatedly used the aircraft's normal braking system.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: A-515/CENIPA/2015
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report



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