Incident Cessna S550 Citation S/II N550AJ, Saturday 4 October 2014
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Date:Saturday 4 October 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Owner/operator:University Air Center
Registration: N550AJ
MSN: S550-0141
Year of manufacture:1987
Total airframe hrs:8105 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Near Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Tampa, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Tampa Int'l (KTPA)
Destination airport:Gainesville Rgn'l (KGNV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft experienced an elevator pitch/trim malfunction shortly after take from Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Tampa, Florida, and landed safely back at the point of departure. The airplane was not damaged as a result of the landing and the two occupants onboard were not injured in the incident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA15IA008
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





Tampa International Airport. October 5th, 2014. Two days after the incident during the initial inspection of the aircraft after the incident.

TPA. October 5th, 2014. Sprocket separated from elevator trim actuator with old grease visible.

Revision history:

16-Oct-2014 01:40 Geno Added
10-Aug-2016 06:04 AviatorGator Updated [Source, Photo, ]
10-Aug-2016 17:10 AviatorGator Updated [Photo, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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