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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 29 November 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation S/II
Fluggesellschaft:Executive Jet Aviation
Kennzeichen: N97QS
Werknummer: S550-0092
Baujahr: 1986
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Sebring Air Terminal, FL (SEF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flug nach:Sebring Air Terminal, FL (SEF/KSEF), USA
Encountered a fog bank on finals at 100 feet. A go-around was initiated too late and the Citation collided with the ground about 1,000 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's delayed go-around after encountering a fog bank on short final. The fog and the dark night were factors."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: MIA91LA036
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Sebring Air Terminal, FL as the crow flies is 1620 km (1013 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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