ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 750 Citation X N15TZ Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ (AZA)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Wednesday 7 September 2022
Time:14:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic C750 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 750 Citation X
Operator:Peddler LLC
Registration: N15TZ
MSN: 750-0127
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ (AZA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), United States of America
Destination airport:Cedar Rapids Airport, IA (CID/KCID), United States of America
Narrative:
The Cessna 750, N15TZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Phoenix, Arizona. The pilot and first officer were not injured.

The pilot reported that the landing gear would not retract after departing from Tucson International Airport (TUS), Arizona. The pilot subsequently diverted from their original destination to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), Arizona. Soon after, he noticed that hydraulic system A lost fluid and pressure. The pilots completed the appropriate hydraulic system failure emergency checklist. The pilot reported that the landing on runway 30L was smooth, at Vref speed, and that he immediately began using the emergency braking after touchdown. He reported that several hundred feet after touchdown the left main landing gear tires blew, and the airplane veered off the runway. The right main landing gear subsequently collapsed.

The airplane came to rest in the runway safety area near taxiway H. The airplane sustained damage to the right wing, right main landing gear and right wing slats. The right thrust reverser was deployed, and the fuselage was buckled near the engine pylons.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the nose landing gear centering hydraulic line was frayed near the upper fitting.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: WPR22LA341
Download report: Preliminary report

Classification:
Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion (veer-off)

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Distance from Tucson International Airport, AZ to Cedar Rapids Airport, IA as the crow flies is 2004 km (1252 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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