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Last updated: 12 August 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 11 Januar 1995
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Fluggesellschaft:Maytag Corporation
Kennzeichen: N287MC
Werknummer: S550-0102
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Newton Municipal Airport, IA (TNU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), USA
Flug nach:Newton Municipal Airport, IA (TNU/KTNU), USA
The Cessna 550 Citation S/II, N287MC, touched down with the left main landing gear off the left side of runway 32 (5,599' X 100' dry/asphalt) at Newton, Iowa, following an ILS approach. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The crew of two and four passengers reported no injuries.
Both pilots reported that after the ILS approach the airplane was initially lined up on the centerline of the runway; however, at 20 feet above ground level the airplane drifted off the right side of the landing runway. The captain (flying pilot) attempted to return the airplane to the center of the runway; however, the airplane's left main gear touched down in the snow off the left side of the runway and the airplane exited the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to attain runway alignment. A factor was a snowbank."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 118 days (4 months)
Accident number: CHI95LA069
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Newton Municipal Airport, IA as the crow flies is 964 km (602 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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