Accident Cessna 525C Citation CJ4 N718MV, Friday 9 May 2014
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Date:Friday 9 May 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525C Citation CJ4
Owner/operator:Capital City Jet Center
Registration: N718MV
MSN: 525C-0041
Year of manufacture:2011
Total airframe hrs:740 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-4A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Columbus-Rickenbacker International Airport, OH (LCK) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Columbus-Rickenbacker International Airport, OH (LCK/KLCK)
Destination airport:Columbus-Bolton Field Airport, OH (KTZR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 525C, N718MV, was substantially damaged during an engine start at Columbus-Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Ohio. The two crewmembers and two passengers were not injured. At the time of the accident the airplane was preparing to depart LCK for a flight to Columbus-Bolton Field Airport, Ohio.
The airplane was parked on the ramp and oriented on a heading of about 325 degrees with the main cabin door shut and the right engine operating. The flight crew had initiated a start sequence on the left engine when witnesses outside the airplane notified them of a fire in the left engine. The flight crew then shut down both engines, closed the left firewall shutoff, activated the fire bottle, and all four occupants evacuated through the main cabin door. The fire continued to burn and was extinguished by aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) crews. The fire resulted in substantial damage to empennage and the left engine pylon, and the rear of the left engine cowling was mostly consumed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's decision to attempt an engine start in conditions that exceeded the engine's maximum allowable ground start crosswind component limitation.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN14LA239
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) FAA; Columbus-Rickenbacker International Airport, OH (LCK); 09 May 2014

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