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Last updated: 5 August 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 5 décembre 2016
Heure:11:23
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Compagnie:DC Aviation, LLC
Immatriculation: N75WL
Numéro de série: 550-0175
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (KRAS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: CEN17LA136
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

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
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX et Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX est de 554 km (346 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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