Serious incident Cessna 525A Citation CJ2+ D-IGWT, Tuesday 21 June 2022
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Date:Tuesday 21 June 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525A Citation CJ2+
Owner/operator:Sylt Air
Registration: D-IGWT
MSN: 525A-0403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Sylt -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Westerland Airport (GWT/EDXW)
Destination airport:Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV)
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft took off at 11:59 from runway 24 of Sylt Airport with destination Hannover. During the climb, the crew noticed vibrations in the aircraft and observed aileron flutter. They decided to return to the departure airport. As a result, they immediately turned the aircraft around and landed back at Sylt against the direction of takeoff.
During the landing approach, when reducing speed, the flutter subsided. The landing took place at 12:02 without any problems. Crew and passengers were uninjured.

During the post-flight check it was found that the connection to the aileron trim tab was not present.
The last maintenance work took place on 1 June 2022 after 3930 flying hours and 3174 landings. During this maintenance, work was carried out on the aileron trim system, among other things.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU
Report number: BFU22-0564-5X
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report



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