Accident Cessna 550 Citation S/II N460M, Sunday 15 January 2006
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Date:Sunday 15 January 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 550 Citation S/II
Owner/operator:Security Aviation Inc.
Registration: N460M
MSN: S550-0022
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:6320 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA)
Destination airport:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 550 Citation S/II airplane, N460M, sustained substantial damage when it was struck by a snowplow vehicle as the airplane was taxiing from landing at the Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, Alaska, USA.
The airplane crew were taxiing onto the operator's hangar ramp after landing. The airplane was being directed by company ground personnel utilizing marshalling wands. A private snowplow vehicle was clearing an adjacent ramp area to the south of the operator's hangar apron. While maneuvering the plow truck, the driver began backing up and collided with the left wingtip of the accident airplane. The airplane received structural damage to the left wing and left aileron.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A failure of the driver of a snowplow vehicle to maintain adequate visual lookout while maneuvering on an airport hangar ramp, which resulted in a collision with the accident airplane as it was being marshaled into parking."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC06LA016
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


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