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Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 31 August 2019
Time:11:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C510 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
Operator:Star Jet LLC
Registration: N551WH
MSN: 510-0055
First flight: 2008
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F/A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA (EMT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA (EMT/KEMT), United States of America
Destination airport:Thermal Airport, CA (TRM/KTRM), United States of America
Narrative:
A Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, registered N551WH, was substantially damaged when it suffered a runway excursion during a takeoff attempt from runway 1 at San Gabriel Valley Airport, California, USA. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries.
The pilot reported that, while holding short of the runway while waiting for his takeoff clearance, he set the parking brake. Upon obtaining his takeoff clearance, he reached down to the parking brake handle and, "quickly pushed the parking brakes back in."
The pilot reported that after he taxied onto runway 1, a 3,995 ft long and 75 ft wide asphalt runway, he applied takeoff power. During the takeoff roll, he noticed that the airplane was not accelerating beyond about 70 knots and decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane subsequently veered to the left, exited the runway and came to rest upright about 800 ft beyond the departure end of runway 1.
The pilot stated that he must not have pushed the parking brake handle all the way in, and that he never visually verified its position before takeoff.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The pilot's failure to disengage the parking brake before takeoff, which resulted in decreased acceleration and a subsequent runway overrun following an aborted takeoff."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Accident number: WPR19LA247
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Classification:
Brake problem
Runway excursion (veer-off)

Sources:
» sgvcitywatch.com
» nbclosangeles.com


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Distance from El Monte-San Gabriel Valley Airport, CA to Thermal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 179 km (112 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions
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