Descripción del Accidente ASN 06 NOV 2015 Cessna 525 CitationJet N525DY - Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:viernes 6 noviembre 2015
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Registración: N525DY
Numéro de série: 525-0306
Año de Construcción: 1999
Horas Totales de la Célula:3100
Motores: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC/KMVC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Alexander City-Thomas C Russell Field, AL (ALX/KALX), Estados Unidos de América
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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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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