Flugunfall 06 NOV 2015 einer Cessna 525 CitationJet N525DY - Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 6 November 2015
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Kennzeichen: N525DY
Werknummer: 525-0306
Baujahr: 1999
Triebwerk: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC/KMVC), USA
Flug nach:Alexander City-Thomas C Russell Field, AL (ALX/KALX), USA
The pilot reported that while climbing through 3000 feet mean sea level (MSL), a flock of birds was seen immediately in front of the airplane. The pilot reported that about 1 second after seeing the flock of birds, a single bird impacted the leading edge of the right wing. The pilot returned to the departure airfield and landed without further incident.
A post-accident examination of the wreckage revealed substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported that there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An inadvertent collision with a bird during takeoff enroute climb, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 129 days (4 months)
Accident number: GAA16CA078
Download report: Summary report



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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 Monroe County Airport, AL to Alexander City-Thomas C Russell Field, AL as the crow flies is 207 km (129 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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