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Last updated: 7 April 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 5 diciembre 2016
Hora:11:23
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operador:DC Aviation, LLC
Registración: N75WL
Numéro de série: 550-0175
Año de Construcción: 1980
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (KRAS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
A Cessna 550 airplane, N75WL, experienced an uncontained failure of the right engine after striking a duck during climb-out from the Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport in Texas. The airplane diverted to the Corpus Christi International Airport, Texas, where an uneventful landing was made. The pilot was not injured. The right engine fan was missing and there was damage to the right side of the fuselage and the right wing forward of the engine.
Analysis of the bird remains indicated that they were from redhead ducks, which can weigh between 1.38 and 3.31 lbs (0.63 and 1.5 kg) each. Damage on two fan blades that were approximately opposite each other indicated that at least two birds struck the fan.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in-flight collision with multiple birds, which resulted in separation of the right engine's fan rotor and subsequent total loss of power of the right engine."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: CEN17LA136
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Cessna-550-Citation-II-N75WL
accident date: 05-12-2016
type: Cessna 550 Citation II
registration: N75WL
photo of Cessna-550-Citation-II-N75WL
accident date: 05-12-2016
type: Cessna 550 Citation II
registration: N75WL
 

Map
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 Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX to Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX as the crow flies is 554 km (346 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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