Accident Cessna 560XL Citation Excel VT-AVV, Tuesday 27 August 2019
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Date:Tuesday 27 August 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C56X model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 560XL Citation Excel
Owner/operator:Air Charter Services
Registration: VT-AVV
MSN: 560-5259
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:7688 hours
Cycles:6453 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Aligarh Airport -   India
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Aligarh Airport (VIAH)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 560XL Citation Excel corporate jet crashed while on final approach to Aligarh Airport, India.
The aircraft took off from Delhi at 08:20 local time. The enroute weather was reported to be fine and the flight was uneventful. While the aircraft was 40 nm from the Aligarh Airstrip, the crew made radio contact with personnel of Pioneer Flying Club manning ground radio and requested for weather and QNH. The weather and QNH reported by the person manning ground radio at Aligarh was "winds 290°/03, visibility 5 km and QNH 1005". The aircraft was advised to contact when "10 nm inbound". The prevalent weather conditions met the requirement of VFR operations.
The aircraft contacted reported at 10 nm inbound and was advised to land. The crew decided to land on runway 11 which was a straight in approach.
During the visual approach on runway 11 and after crossing the displaced threshold, the crew heard a loud bang from left side when the aircraft was approximately below 100 feet AGL and aircraft swerved to the left with a 20° bank. Thereafter, crew tried to control and level off the aircraft. However, the aircraft hit the ground and veered towards the left of the runway. Finally, the aircraft stopped near the perimeter wall of the airstrip and the left wing caught fire.
A fire erupted, but all six occupants evacuated safely with no injuries. All six occupants evacuated safely with no injuries.

While landing on runway 11, aircraft main landing gears got entangled in the powerline crossing extended portion of runway, due to which aircraft banked towards left and crash landed on extended portion of runway 11.
Contributory factor:
i. It appears that there was a lack of proper pre-flight briefing, planning, preparation and assessment of risk factors.
ii. Non-Adherence to SOP.
iii. Sense of complacency seems to have prevailed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report



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