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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:samedi 9 janvier 2021
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C560 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560 Citation V
Compagnie:SX Transport LLC
Immatriculation: N3RB
Numéro de série: 560-0035
Année de Fabrication: 1989
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5A
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:23 km (14.4 milles) SE of Pine Grove, OR (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Troutdale Airport, OR (TTD/KTTD), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
A Cessna 560 Citation V, registration N3RB, was destroyed when it impacted the terrain in the Mutton Mountains area southeast of Pine Grove, Oregon. The number of people onboard is unknown at this point but there were no survivors.
The aircraft departed Troutdale Airport, Oregon at 22:08 UTC. After departure, while in contact with Portland Approach and subsequently Seattle Center, the pilot had problems following the controllers' instructions with regards to headings and radio frequency.
The aircraft was cleared to climb to FL370 by Seattle Center and continued to climb, until 13:28:45, when it reached its highest altitude of 31,000 ft. The airplane began to descend, and remained for the next eight minutes in a spiraling and descending 1-mile radius right turn. The last ADS-B target was recorded at 13:36:27, with the airplane on a northwest heading at an altitude of 3,800 ft. The airplane struck the ground in the Mutton Mountain Range, at an elevation of 3,600 ft.
FAA records did not indicate that the pilot held a type rating for the Citation 560. He had taken Citation 560 training toward the end of 2020 at a training facility in Arizona, however the owner of the facility stated that the pilot had not performed to a level sufficient to be issued a type rating or single pilot exemption. Review of historical flight data, and statements provided by acquaintances of the pilot, indicate that this was likely the first time he had flown the airplane on his own.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: WPR21LA082



photo of Cessna-560-Citation-V-N3RB

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from FlightAware.
La distance entre Troutdale Airport, OR et Boise Air Terminal, ID est de 533 km (333 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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