ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+ JA001T Osaka/Yao Airport (RJOY)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 14 April 2021
Time:08:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+
Operator:private
Registration: JA001T
MSN: 525A-0311
First flight: 2006
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:3,7 km (2.3 mls) W of Osaka/Yao Airport (RJOY) (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Osaka-Yao Airport (RJOY), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cessna 525A suffered a bird strike (gray heron) at an altitude of 500 feet just after take off from Yao Airport. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The Cessna returned to Yao at 08:26 LT, 16 minutes after take off. There were no reported injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
The JTSB concludes that the probable cause of the accident was most likely that the aircraft collided with the bird approximately 2 nm west of Yao Airport at an altitude of approximately 500 ft during the take-off climb from the airport that caused the damage to the airframe.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: AA2022-2
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Bird strike
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» JTSB


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