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Date:Wednesday 11 January 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Operator:Maytag Corporation
Registration: N287MC
MSN: S550-0102
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:4316
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Newton Municipal Airport, IA (TNU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), United States of America
Destination airport:Newton Municipal Airport, IA (TNU/KTNU), United States of America
The Cessna 550 Citation S/II, N287MC, touched down with the left main landing gear off the left side of runway 32 (5,599' X 100' dry/asphalt) at Newton, Iowa, following an ILS approach. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The crew of two and four passengers reported no injuries.
Both pilots reported that after the ILS approach the airplane was initially lined up on the centerline of the runway; however, at 20 feet above ground level the airplane drifted off the right side of the landing runway. The captain (flying pilot) attempted to return the airplane to the center of the runway; however, the airplane's left main gear touched down in the snow off the left side of the runway and the airplane exited the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to attain runway alignment. A factor was a snowbank."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 118 days (4 months)
Accident number: CHI95LA069
Download report: Summary report
Language: English



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Distance from Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Newton Municipal Airport, IA as the crow flies is 964 km (602 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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