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Accident description
Last updated: 17 January 2017
Date:Thursday 29 December 2016
Time:ca 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525C Citation CJ4
Operator:Superior Beverage Group
Registration: N614SB
C/n / msn: 525C-0072
First flight: 2012
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-4A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N off Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH (BKL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH (BKL/KBKL), United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus-Ohio State University Airport, OH (OSU/KOSU), United States of America
A Cessna 525C Citation CJ4 corporate jet, registered to Maverick Air and operated on behalf of the Superior Beverage Group, went missing shortly after takeoff from Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, Ohio, USA.
After takeoff from runway 24R at Burke Lakefront Airport, the aircraft made a right hand turn over Lake Erie. Flight tracking website Flightaware registered three datapoints after takeoff. The last point shows the aircraft in a high speed descent from 3100 feet at a descent rate of -3750 ft/min.
The Coast Guard reported it suspended the search for possible survivors on December 31. Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and pieces of debris on January 6, 2017.

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METAR Weather report:
03:45 UTC / 22:45 local time:
KBKL 300345Z 26023G32KT 6SM -SN BR SCT012 BKN021 OVC026 01/M02 A2973 RMK AO2 PK WND 26035/0254 SNB0259 P0000 T00061017

03:53 UTC / 22:53 local time:
KBKL 300353Z 26025G31KT 8SM -SN BKN013 BKN022 OVC032 01/M02 A2974 RMK AO2 PK WND 26035/0254 SNB0259 SLP076 P0000 T00061017

04:00 UTC / 23:00 local time:
KBKL 300400Z 26022G31KT 9SM SCT015 BKN023 OVC039 01/M02 A2974 RMK AO2 PK WND 26027/0356 SNE0355 P0000 T00061017


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Distance from Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH to Columbus-Ohio State University Airport, OH as the crow flies is 197 km (123 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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