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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Date:Monday 30 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C560 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560 Citation V
Operator:Tyrolean Jet Services
Registration: OE-GSW
MSN: 560-0088
First flight: 1990
Total airframe hrs:5363
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN/LOWI), Austria
Destination airport:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ), Italy
After a normal approach to runway 05 at Florence Peretola Airport the aircraft touched down but was not able to stop on the runway. The aircraft went off the right end of the runway. After passing two bumps, the aircraft stopped against the airport fence. The two passengers and the crew aboard left the aircraft practically unharmed. One of the passengers was musician Sting.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: A crack in the shock absorber of the right main landing gear caused shearing of the flexible pipes of the braking systems leading to a total loss of both the normal and the emergency braking system.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: A/5/02
Download report: Final report

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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 Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport to Florence-Peretola Airport as the crow flies is 381 km (238 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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