Accident Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign N378QS, Sunday 3 September 2017
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Date:Sunday 3 September 2017
Time:18:04 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C680 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign
Registration: N378QS
MSN: 680-0103
Year of manufacture:2006
Total airframe hrs:9410 hours
Engine model:P&W Canada PW-306C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Wilmington-New Castle County Airport, DE (ILG/KILG) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA (JST/KJST)
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Castle County Airport, DE (ILG/KILG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The director of aviation safety for the operator reported that, after landing, while parked at the ramp, the pilot-in-command exited the flight deck to open the cabin door. He added that the pilot "found the lead passenger standing in front of the main cabin door waiting to exit the aircraft." He further added that "…[the pilot] was able to open the door from this position, but did not have room to exit the aircraft ahead of the passenger," and as the passenger started down the airplane's air stairs, her foot slipped, she landed on her knees, and she caught her balance by grabbing onto the hand rails.

A subsequent medical examination revealed that the passenger had broken her ankle.

The director of aviation safety reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The passenger's inadvertent slip on the airplane's air stairs during deplaning, which resulted in a broken ankle.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA520
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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