ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 501 Citation I/SP N405PC Ashwaubenon, WI
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 2 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operator:Jet Wings
Registration: N405PC
MSN: 501-0150
First flight: 1980
Total airframe hrs:5856
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashwaubenon, WI (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Green Bay-Austin-Straubel Field, WI (GRB/KGRB), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Myers-Southwest Florida Regional Airport, FL (RSW/KRSW), United States of America
Impacted into the south wall of the Morning Glory Dairy cold storage facility when encountering problems immediately after takeoff from runway 18.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot not maintaining aircraft control while maneuvering after takeoff and the pilot's inadequate preflight planning and preparation. Factors relating to the accident were the pilot's diverted attention while maneuvering after takeoff, the pilot's attempted VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions, the pilot's visual lookout not being possible, the low ceiling, snow, and fog, the airplane's low altitude, and the building."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: CHI01FA111
Download report: Summary report

VFR flight in IMC
Loss of control



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Green Bay-Austin-Straubel Field, WI to Fort Myers-Southwest Florida Regional Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2061 km (1288 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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