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Last updated: 25 November 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 21 März 1992
Zeit:18:56
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Fluggesellschaft:private
Kennzeichen: HB-VIT
Werknummer: 550-0197
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Lugano Airport (LUG) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Privat
Flug von:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), Frankreich
Flug nach:Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
The Cessna 550 Citation II encountered wind shear during a LOC DME approach to runway 03 at Lugano Airport, Switzerland.
The aircraft touched down at Vref (108 kts) + 10 kts and bounced two times and touched down nose gear first.
During landing rollout the nose landing gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

URSACHEN
Der Unfall wurde verursacht durch:
- Einen durch Windscherungen hervorgerufenen nichtstabilisierten Anflug.
- Unkoordincrtes Setzen von "Reverse" und "Speedbrakes" nach relativ harter Landung mit Uebergeschwindigkeit
- Fehlende ATIS - Warnung über gemeldete Windscherungen im Anflug.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: Nr. 1481
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Lugano Airport as the crow flies is 291 km (182 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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