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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Datum:dinsdag 18 november 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Haalo Ltd.
Registratie: N418MA
Constructienummer: 550-0144
Bouwjaar: 1980
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mineral Wells Airport, TX (MWL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mineral Wells Airport, TX (MWL/KMWL), Verenigde Staten
A designated pilot examiner (DPE) was administering a type-rating check ride from the jump seat, and instructed the second-in-command to reduce the power on one engine to simulate a single engine approach. Approximately 23 seconds later, the airplane began to drop rapidly. To arrest the descent, both pilots simultaneously applied full power on both engines, and the applicant (occupying the front left seat) increased the airplane's pitch attitude to 12 degrees. However, the airplane continued to descend and touched down short of the landing threshold for the runway. A post-impact fire consumed the airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain control of the airplane while executing a simulated engine failure on final approach. A factor was the windshear."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 225 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW04FA024
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX en Mineral Wells Airport, TX bedraagt 65 km (41 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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