Runway excursion Accident Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 N288G, Thursday 7 February 2002
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Date:Thursday 7 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2
Registration: N288G
MSN: 525A-0035
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:70 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Novato Airport, CA (NOT) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF)
Destination airport:Novato Airport, CA (NOT/KDVO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane touched down at Novato Airport's runway 13 about 1/3 of the way down the 3300 feet runway. The pilot applied ground flaps and spoilers, braked hard. The pilot reported that the airplane was not decelerating normally, so he decided to abort the landing. He applied full power for takeoff; however, he forgot to retract the ground flaps and spoilers. The airplane did not liftoff the ground and ran off the departure end of the runway coming to rest in a ditch.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to achieve the proper touchdown point and his failure to retract the flaps and spoilers during an attempted landing abort, which resulted in a landing overrun. Also causal was the pilot's decision to attempt a landing in wind conditions that exceeded the landing performance capability of the airplane for the runway selected."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX02FA075
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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