Flugunfall 31 AUG 2019 einer Cessna 510 Citation Mustang N551WH - El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA (EMT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Samstag 31 August 2019
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C510 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
Fluggesellschaft:Star Jet LLC
Kennzeichen: N551WH
Werknummer: 510-0055
Baujahr: 2008
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F/A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA (EMT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA (EMT/KEMT), USA
Flug nach:Thermal Airport, CA (TRM/KTRM), USA
A Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, registered N551WH, was substantially damaged when it suffered a runway excursion during a takeoff attempt from runway 1 at San Gabriel Valley Airport, California, USA. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries.
The pilot reported that, while holding short of the runway while waiting for his takeoff clearance, he set the parking brake. Upon obtaining his takeoff clearance, he reached down to the parking brake handle and, "quickly pushed the parking brakes back in."
The pilot reported that after he taxied onto runway 1, a 3,995 ft long and 75 ft wide asphalt runway, he applied takeoff power. During the takeoff roll, he noticed that the airplane was not accelerating beyond about 70 knots and decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane subsequently veered to the left, exited the runway and came to rest upright about 800 ft beyond the departure end of runway 1.
The pilot stated that he must not have pushed the parking brake handle all the way in, and that he never visually verified its position before takeoff.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The pilot's failure to disengage the parking brake before takeoff, which resulted in decreased acceleration and a subsequent runway overrun following an aborted takeoff."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Accident number: WPR19LA247
Download report: Final report

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Distance from El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA to Thermal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 179 km (112 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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