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Last updated: 22 August 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 30 November 2018
Time:10:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
Operator:Estoair LLC
Registration: N525EG
C/n / msn: 525A-0449
First flight: 2009
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-3A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) WSW of Memphis, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Jeffersonville-Clark Regional Airport, IN (JVY/KJVY), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+ was destroyed when it impacted a wooded area near Memphis, Indiana, USA. All three occupants suffered fatal injuries.
The aircraft took off from runway 36 at Jeffersonville-Clark Regional Airport, Indiana, USA 10:24 hours local time.
According to preliminary information from radar data and air traffic controllers, the airplane was climbing through 6,000 ft mean sea level when it began a left turn, descended, and disappeared from radar. The pilot had previously been given a frequency change, which was acknowledged, however the pilot never reported to the next controller and no distress message was heard on either frequency.
The aircraft was found to have impacted a slightly rugged, wooded area, leaving a trail of small debris, as well as blackened trees at a distance of 12 km north-northwest of the airport.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: CEN19FA036

Sources:
» Flightaware tracklog
» WDRB
» Courier Journal


Photos

photo of Cessna-525A-CitationJet-CJ2-N525EG
accident date: 30-11-2018
type: Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
registration: N525EG
photo of Cessna-525A-CitationJet-CJ2-N525EG
accident date: 30-11-2018
type: Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
registration: N525EG
 

Map
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 Jeffersonville-Clark Regional Airport, IN to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 414 km (259 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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