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Datum:Sonntag 6 Februar 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Fluggesellschaft:Weatherford Services Inc.
Kennzeichen: N222WL
Werknummer: 550-0208
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), USA
Flug nach:Lafayette Regional Airport, LA (LFT/KLFT), USA
After landing on Houston-Hobby (HOU) runway 31L, the aircrew of N100VV, a Cessna 550, requested clearance to turn off to the right at midfield onto runway 22. The request was approved and the aircrew was instructed to use caution for a Piper Cherokee proceeding from the opposite direction. The pilot of N100VV stated that after he turned right onto runway 4/22 and was clear of the Cherokee, he attempted to contact the tower to advise of his intentions. However, the frequency was too busy, so he switched to the ground frequency and transmitted that he was "off 31L, going to Atlantic." This transmission ended just as N100VV was entering the intersection of runways 22 and 31R. Just prior to that, Cessna 550 N222WL had been cleared for takeoff on runway 31R and had begun its takeoff roll. N222WL was at approx. 70 kts when its aircrew saw N100VV starting to cross the active runway. The pilot of N222WL attempted to takeoff and avoid a collision, but was unable to clear the other Cessna. N222WL crashed and slid to a stop approx. 400 ft beyond the impact point, then burned.

Probable Cause:

Visual lookout .. inadequate .. pilot of other aircraft
Procedures/directives .. not followed .. pilot of other aircraft

Light condition .. dusk
Diverted attention .. pilot of other aircraft
Object .. aircraft moving on ground



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Distance from Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX to Lafayette Regional Airport, LA as the crow flies is 321 km (201 miles).

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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