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Last updated: 14 June 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 29 May 2021
Time:10:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operator:JL&GL Productions LP
Registration: N66BK
MSN: 501-0254
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Smyrna Airport, TN (MQY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Smyrna Airport, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Destination airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 501 Citation I/SP crashed into Percy Priest Lake, shortly after takeoff from Smyrna Airport, Tennessee (MQY).
The aircraft took off from runway 32 at 10:53 and commenced a climbing right hand turn. After reaching 2900 feet the aircraft descended to about 1800 feet before climbing again to 3000 feet. The aircraft then began a rapid descent and impacted the water of Percy Priest Lake.

Weather at the time of the accident included a 1300 feet overcast.

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METAR Weather report:
15:56 UTC / 10:56 local time:
KMQY 291556Z 31010KT 10SM OVC013 14/12 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP178 T01390117

16:03 UTC / 11:03 local time:
KMQY 291603Z 30011KT 10SM OVC013 14/12 A3004 RMK AO2


Photos

photo of Cessna-501-Citation-I-N66BK
photo of Cessna-501-Citation-I-N66BK
accident date: 29-05-2021
type: Cessna 501 Citation I
registration: N66BK
 

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 Smyrna Airport, TN to Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1204 km (752 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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