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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 19 July 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic C560 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560 Citation Encore
Operator:Tomco II
Registration: N636SE
MSN: 560-0636
First flight: 2003
Total airframe hrs:73
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cresco-Ellen Church Field Airport, IA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Oxford-University Airport, MS (UOX/KUOX), United States of America
Destination airport:Rochester Municipal Airport, MN (RST/KRST), United States of America
The Citation departed Oxford (UOX) for a one hour and 45 minute flight to Rochester (RST). The crew were descending for Rochester when bad weather ahead caused them to decide to divert to Cresco-Ellen Church Field Airport (CJJ).
The crew flew an approach to runway 33 (2,949 feet by 50 feet, concrete). After landing the airplane could not be stopped on the runway and the crew attempted to go around. The Cessna continued and came to rest in a corn field about 1,751 feet north of the departure end of runway 33.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's inadequate aeronautical decision-making and poor crew resource management (CRM), including the inadequate use of the on-board sources (such as the flight management system and navigation charts), to get critical information about Ellen Church Field Airport, including runway direction and length. Contributing factors to the accident were the flight crew's failure to consider and understand indications that the runway length was insufficient and inadequate CRM training for pilots at Part 135 on-demand operators."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: CHI06FA193
Download report: Summary report

Runway excursion

» Two dead, two injured in Cresco plane crash
» victims identified (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 20-7-2006)


photo of Cessna-560-Citation-Encore-N636SE
accident date: 19-07-2006
type: Cessna 560 Citation Encore
registration: N636SE

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 Oxford-University Airport, MS to Rochester Municipal Airport, MN as the crow flies is 1082 km (676 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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