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Last updated: 20 January 2021
Datum:maandag 5 december 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:DC Aviation, LLC
Registratie: N75WL
Constructienummer: 550-0175
Bouwjaar: 1980
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX (KRAS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), Verenigde Staten
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:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: CEN17LA136
Download report: Final report



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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Port Aransas-Mustang Beach Airport, TX en Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX bedraagt 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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