Accident Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 N525KT, Wednesday 27 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 27 December 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2
Owner/operator:Van E Aviation LLC, opb Integrated Flight Resources Inc.
Registration: N525KT
MSN: 525A-0058
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:2681 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Michigan City Airport, IN (MGC) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chicago-Dupage County Airport, IL (DPA/KDPA)
Destination airport:Michigan City Airport, IN (MGC/KMGC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 suffered substantial damage when it suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 20 (4,100 feet by 75 feet, asphalt/dry snow) at Michigan City Airport, Indiana, USA.
The aircraft impacted an airport fence, highway barrier, and terrain during a landing overrun following an RNAV runway 20 approach at Michigan City Municipal Airport-Phillips Field (MGC), Indiana, USA. The airplane came to rest in a corn field about 300 yards from the departure end of the runway 20. The airplane sustained substantial damage, which included separation of the left wing near the wing root and impact damage to the vertical stabilizer. The pilot and copilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Van E Aviation LLC and operated by Integrated Flight Resources Inc under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight and was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan.
The flight originated from DuPage Airport (DPA), West Chicago, Illinois, at 06:22 and was destined to Michigan City for an on-demand passenger flight.

Probable Cause: The flight crew's improper decision to land on a snow-covered runway that had insufficient runway distance for the airplane to land with the contamination, which resulted in a runway overrun and impact with obstacles.


12:15 UTC / 06:15 local time:
KMGC 271215Z AUTO 29005KT 3SM -SN BKN013 BKN019 OVC024 M13/M16 A3065 RMK AO2

12:35 UTC / 06:35 local time:
KMGC 271235Z AUTO 29005KT 4SM -SN SCT012 BKN019 OVC031 M13/M16 A3065 RMK AO2

12:55 UTC / 06:55 local time:
KMGC 271255Z AUTO 28007KT 7SM -SN SCT012 SCT019 OVC031 M13/M17 A3066 RMK AO2

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN18LA062
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report


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