Accident Cessna 550 Citation II HB-VIT, Saturday 21 March 1992
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Date:Saturday 21 March 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 550 Citation II
Registration: HB-VIT
MSN: 550-0197
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Lugano Airport (LUG) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN)
Destination airport:Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA)
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Cessna 550 Citation II encountered wind shear during a LOC DME approach to runway 03 at Lugano Airport, Switzerland.
The aircraft touched down at Vref (108 kts) + 10 kts and bounced two times and touched down nose gear first.
During landing rollout the nose landing gear collapsed.

The accident was due to:
- A non-stabilized approach because of wind shear;
- Uncoordinated action in using "Reverse" and "Speedbrakes" after a relatively hard landing at excessive speed
- A lack of ATIS warning about wind shears.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Report number: Nr. 1481
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 January 1999 HB-VIT private 0 Paris Le Bourget - LFPB non


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