Accident Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 C-GOJG, Wednesday 18 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 18 December 2019
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2
Owner/operator:C-GHGR Holdings
Registration: C-GOJG
MSN: 525A-0087
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:4142 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:near Scottsbluff, NE -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Casper/Natrona County International Airport, WY (CPR/KCPR)
Destination airport:Scottsbluff-Western Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (BFF/KBFF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Cessna 525 aircraft, operated by C-GHGR Holdings, was enroute from Casper, Wyoming to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA, with the pilot and 4 passengers on board. During cruise at 25000 feet ASL, the pilot heard a bang followed by a sudden, slight change in pitch attitude. The pilot immediately regained pitch control and continued to destination. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed uneventfully. An inspection revealed that the right lower engine cowling departed the aircraft and struck the outer portion of the right horizontal stab.

Further examination of the airplane revealed that three consecutive fasteners located at the forward inboard corner of the right engine cowling were missing. The receptacles associated with these fasteners did not display tearing/fractures. The remaining fasteners were in place and retained cowling material beneath the fastener heads.
The cowling and missing fasteners have not been recovered.

Probable Cause: The installation of incorrect mounting hardware to secure the right engine cowl, which resulted in an in-flight separation and impact with the horizontal stabilizer and elevator.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN20LA041
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

TSB A19F0327

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