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Last updated: 20 November 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 27 December 2017
Time:06:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2
Operated by:Integrated Flight Resources Inc.
On behalf of:Van E Aviation LLC
Registration: N525KT
C/n / msn: 525A-0058
First flight: 2002
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-2C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Michigan City Airport, IN (MGC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Chicago-Dupage County Airport, IL (DPA/KDPA), United States of America
Destination airport:Michigan City Airport, IN (MGC/KMGC), United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 suffered substantial damage when it suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 20 (4,100 feet by 75 feet, asphalt/dry snow) at Michigan City Airport, Indiana, USA.
The aircraft impacted an airport fence, highway barrier, and terrain during a landing overrun following an RNAV runway 20 approach at Michigan City Municipal Airport-Phillips Field (MGC), Indiana, USA. The airplane came to rest in a corn field about 300 yards from the departure end of the runway 20. The airplane sustained substantial damage, which included separation of the left wing near the wing root and impact damage to the vertical stabilizer. The pilot and copilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Van E Aviation LLC and operated by Integrated Flight Resources Inc under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight and was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan.
The flight originated from DuPage Airport (DPA), West Chicago, Illinois, at 06:22 and was destined to Michigan City for an on-demand passenger flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: CEN18LA062

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» CBS News
» FAA

METAR Weather report:
12:15 UTC / 06:15 local time:
KMGC 271215Z AUTO 29005KT 3SM -SN BKN013 BKN019 OVC024 M13/M16 A3065 RMK AO2

12:35 UTC / 06:35 local time:
KMGC 271235Z AUTO 29005KT 4SM -SN SCT012 BKN019 OVC031 M13/M16 A3065 RMK AO2

12:55 UTC / 06:55 local time:
KMGC 271255Z AUTO 28007KT 7SM -SN SCT012 SCT019 OVC031 M13/M17 A3066 RMK AO2


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Distance from Chicago-Dupage County Airport, IL to Michigan City Airport, IN as the crow flies is 120 km (75 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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