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Accident description
Last updated: 18 August 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 15 April 2018
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation Bravo
Operator:David K. Gifford
Registration: N4AT
C/n / msn: 550-0805
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW530A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB (YWG) (   Canada)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
Destination airport:Bedford-Hanscom Field, MA (BED/KBED), United States of America
Narrative:
A privately registered Cessna 550 Citation Bravo aircraft, N4AT, was conducting a flight from Winnipeg International Airport, Canada to Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. After starting the engines on Apron II while under the guidance of a ground marshaller, N4AT began to taxi for the departure. During the initial turn from the parking area, aircraft control was lost and N4AT's right wing collided with the nose gear of C-FXWT, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 aircraft, which was parked.
The pilot of N4AT subsequently shutdown the aircraft and exited with the passenger without injuries. The right wing of N4AT was substantially damaged, causing a fuel leak on the apron. The left wing of C-FXWT was also damaged in the collision by the nose of N4AT.

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» TSB A18C0018


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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 Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB to Bedford-Hanscom Field, MA as the crow flies is 2132 km (1333 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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