Descripción del Accidente ASN 01 MAY 2021 Cessna 550 Citation II N803SC - Charleston Executive Airport, SC
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 1 mayo 2021
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operador:STB Aviation LLC
Registración: N803SC
Numéro de série: 550-0615
Año de Construcción: 1989
Horas Totales de la Célula:6778
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Charleston Executive Airport, SC (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Charleston Executive Airport, SC (KJZI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC (CAE/KCAE), Estados Unidos de América
The Cessna 550 Citation II collided with two deer just after rotation at Charleston Executive Airport, SC.
The pilot continued the climbout and assessed that the flight controls functioned normally, but that the airplane was having issues with pressurization, and he was unable to communicate via radio. He eventually was able to contact air traffic control via mobile phone to coordinate their arrival at the destination and landed there uneventfully. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that it had sustained substantial damage to the right wing and its pressure vessel during the collision with the deer.

Sunset had occurred 38 minutes before the incident at the non-towered airport.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The airplane's impact with a deer during takeoff."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 144 days (5 months)
Accident number: ERA21LA227
Download report: Final report



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Distance from Charleston Executive Airport, SC to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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Citation II

  • 603 built
  • 55th loss
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 Estados Unidos de América
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