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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Fecha:sábado 12 octubre 2013
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
Operador:Executive AirShare
Registración: N368PK
Numéro de série: 525A-0448
Año de Construcción: 2010
Motores: 2 Williams International FJ44-3A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE (LNK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE (LNK/KLNK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Estados Unidos de América
A Cessna 525A, N368PK, experienced a bird strike to the right wing during climb from Lincoln Airport, NE (LNK). The airplane sustained substantial damage to the outer right wing spar. The pilot and copilot were uninjured.
The positioning flight departed Lincoln from runway 36 and climbed to an initial altitude of 3,000 feet MSL and contacted Lincoln air traffic control departure. Departure control issued a climbing clearance to 10,000 feet MSL and a right turn to approximately 060 degrees. The flight crew made the right turn and began a climb to 10,000 feel MSL. During the climb and after passing approximately 6,400 feet MSL, the flight crew noted a flock of birds. The flight crew reported that they were unable to avoid the approximately 12-20 birds and struck one of them at the right outboard wing while the airplane was 7-8 miles northeast of the airport. The estimated indicated airspeed of the airplane at the time of the birdstrike was 200 knots. After noting the wing damage and verifying the engines, controllability, and overall airplane condition were operating normal, the flight crew informed air traffic control that they had experienced a bird strike and would need to return. They were issued vectors back to the longest runway, runway 36, where they landing without further incident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane’s encounter with a flock of American White Pelicans, which resulted in one bird striking the right outboard wing during en route climb from the departure airport."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 193 days (6 months)
Accident number: CEN14LA053
Download report: Summary report



photo of Cessna-525A-CitationJet-CJ2-N368PK
accident date: 12-10-2013
type: Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
registration: N368PK
photo of Cessna-525A-CitationJet-CJ2-N368PK
accident date: 12-10-2013
type: Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
registration: N368PK

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 265 km (165 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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