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Last updated: 12 April 2021
Datum:vrijdag 12 januari 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SunQuest Executive Air Charter
Registratie: N77215
Constructienummer: 525-0149
Bouwjaar: 1996
Aantal vlieguren:3001
Motoren: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA (VNY/KVNY), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), Verenigde Staten
The CitationJet took off from Van Nuys (VNY) runway 34L to pick up two passengers at Long Beach (LGB). Witnesses near the end of the runway said that the front left baggage door was open, and standing straight up. The airplane was about 200 feet agl.
All of the witnesses stated that the airplane turned slightly left, leveled off, and was slow. It began descending, and the wings were slightly rocking. Several of the witnesses felt that the airplane stalled, and made a hard right turn. The wings were nearly vertical to the ground when the airplane hit the ground. The right wing tip hit the street; the left wing hit a light pole, and went through a set of power lines perpendicular to the flight path. The airplane continued through a wire fence with a cinder block wall behind it, and then through another cinderblock wall with a wire fence behind it.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed during the initial climb resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin. Contributing to the accident were the second pilots inadequate preflight, failure to properly secure the front baggage door, and the front left baggage door opening in flight, which likely distracted the first pilot"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: LAX07MA069
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 Los Angeles-Van Nuys Airport, CA en Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 53 km (33 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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