Vliegtuigongeval op 01 MAY 2021 met Cessna 550 Citation II N803SC - Charleston Executive Airport, SC
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 1 mei 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:STB Aviation LLC
Registratie: N803SC
Constructienummer: 550-0615
Bouwjaar: 1989
Aantal vlieguren:6778
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Charleston Executive Airport, SC (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charleston Executive Airport, SC (KJZI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC (CAE/KCAE), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Charleston Executive Airport, SC en Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC bedraagt 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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