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Last updated: 22 July 2019
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:vendredi 24 mai 2019
Heure:17:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C560 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560 Citation Encore
Compagnie:private
Immatriculation: N832R
Numéro de série: 560-0585
Année de Fabrication: 2001
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:500 km (312.5 milles) E de Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:St. Louis Regional Airport, IL (ALN/KALN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Cessna 560 Citation Encore ditched into the Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. The pilot was not found and presumed fatally injured.
According to the owner of the airplane, he purchased the airplane two days prior to the accident. The airplane had recently undergone a progressive inspection, which was completed on May 22, 2019. The owner then hired a contract pilot to fly the airplane to Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport (FXE) to have some avionics work done.
The aircraft departed St. Louis Regional Airport, Illinois, USA at 18:36 UTC (13:36 local time) on the flight to FXE. The aircraft climbed to the cruising altitude of FL390.
The pilot established communications with the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and reported he was level at FL390, and that the air was smooth. Later, the air traffic controller tried to communicate with the pilot to tell him to contact the Jacksonville ARTCC, but the controller was unable to make contact with the pilot. The controller made several attempts to contact the pilot on different radio frequencies, to no avail. The controller then advised Jacksonville ARTCC that communications with the flight had been lost. The Jacksonville controllers then continued to monitor the flight via radar. The flight transitioned through Jacksonville and Miami ARTCC airspace without any radio contact.
The US Air Force dispatched two Homestead AFRES F-15 aircraft to intercept the accident airplane. One of the interceptor pilots reported that he could see the pilot unconscious and slumped over the controls. The intercept airplanes followed the accident airplane until it descended and impacted the Atlantic Ocean about 310 miles east of FXE.
The US Coast Guard initiated a search after the accident, which was suspended on May 25, 2019. The pilot and the airplane were not recovered.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: ERA19LA180

Sources:
» nytimes.com
» miami.cbslocal.com
» NTSB Preliminary Report


Photos

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre St. Louis Regional Airport, IL et Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL est de 1674 km (1046 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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