Accident Cessna 500 Citation I N9AX, Thursday 29 January 1998
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Date:Thursday 29 January 1998
Time:21:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 500 Citation I
Registration: N9AX
MSN: 500-0016
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:4370 hours
Engine model:P&W JT15D-1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Horseshoe Bay, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dallas, TX (KADS)
Destination airport:(4R2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane struck deer during the landing roll on the south runway. The pilot said he made an attempt to avoid the animals, but was unable. As the airplane taxied to the ramp, fuel spilled from the left wing. An antler was found imbedded in the left wing, which had penetrated into the fuel tank. Approximately 150 gallons of fuel had drained onto the runway, taxiway, and ramp area.

Probable Cause: the entrance of deer onto the runway, which resulted in an unavoidable impact. Darknes was a related factor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW98LA114
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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