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Last updated: 19 September 2020
Date:Wednesday 22 May 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Registration: N311G
C/n / msn: S550-0041
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-3A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Indianapolis Regional Airport, IN (KMQJ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Indianapolis Regional Airport, IN (KMQJ), United States of America
Destination airport:Minden-Tahoe Airport, NV (MEV/KMEV), United States of America
A Cessna Citation was destroyed after impacting open field terrain under unknown circumstances near Indianapolis Regional Airport in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. The two occupants on board were fatally injured.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: CEN19FA148


METAR Weather report:
16:15 UTC / 12:15 local time:
KMQJ 221615Z AUTO 17006KT 4SM SCT014 BKN040 OVC055 16/16 A3001 RMK AO1

16:35 UTC / 12:35 local time:
KMQJ 221635Z AUTO 17009G14KT 10SM SCT006 BKN040 OVC095 16/16 A3002 RMK AO1

16:55 UTC / 12:55 local time:
KMQJ 221655Z AUTO 18008KT 10SM SCT006 BKN046 BKN095 18/18 A3001 RMK AO1


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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 Indianapolis Regional Airport, IN to Minden-Tahoe Airport, NV as the crow flies is 2872 km (1795 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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