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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17662
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C56X model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560XL Citation
Registration: N590AK
MSN: 560-5038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Port Heiden Airport, Port Heiden, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Destination airport:Port Heiden, AK (PTH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flightcrew was landing a twin-engine turbofan airplane on Runway 23, a 5,000-foot long, by 100-foot wide, gravel runway, which required a correction for right crosswind. The captain said that during touchdown he inadvertently applied a small amount of left rudder pedal input to correct for a right crosswind as the nose wheel touched down. The airplane veered sharply to the left and went off the left side of the runway. The left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing struck the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage. The captain reported that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane. At the time of the accident, winds were reported to be 320 degrees, at 12 knots. The captain noted that the accident might have been prevented if the airplane had a nose wheel disconnect option.
Probable Cause: The flying pilotís failure to maintain directional control while landing in a crosswind. A factor contributing to the accident was a crosswind.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

04-May-2008 07:32 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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