Accident Cessna 650 Citation III N220CM, Thursday 14 March 2019
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Date:Thursday 14 March 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 650 Citation III
Owner/operator:RP Sales and Leasing Inc.
Registration: N220CM
MSN: 650-0160
Year of manufacture:1988
Total airframe hrs:9655 hours
Engine model:Honeywell TFE-731
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Orlando Sanford International Airport, FL (SFB) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV (CRW/KCRW)
Destination airport:Orlando Sanford International Airport, FL (SFB/KSFB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 650, N220CM, was substantially damaged when it departed the taxiway during taxi after landing at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Florida, USA. There were no injuries.

The pilot stated that after landing the airplane at night, the taxiway that he normally used was occupied, so he taxied toward the ramp via an alternate taxiway. As he approached the ramp, there were four or five airplanes on the ramp, and the pilot asked the copilot if the area was clear on the right side. The pilot was referring to the ground path, but the copilot thought he was referring to the other airplanes. When the copilot replied that they were clear, the pilot turned right. The airplane then exited the taxiway onto grass and the nosewheel struck concrete, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage structure above the nose landing gear.

Probable cause: "The pilot's failure to keep the airplane on the taxiway while taxiing at night. Contributing to the accident was a miscommunication between the flight crewmembers about the position of the airplane."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA19TA133
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 June 2017 N220CM Private 0 Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) non
Wrong runway/taxiway landing


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