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Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 21 July 2021
Time:16:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic C56X model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560XL Citation Excel
Operator:PV Transport Inc
Registration: N46CF
MSN: 560-5218
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:5698
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Reading Regional Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Coldwater-Branch County Memorial Airport, MI (KOEB), United States of America
Destination airport:Reading Regional Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG/KRDG), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft sustained damage subsequent to the runway excursion during landing on runway 13 [6350' length] at Reading Regional Airport/Carl A Spaatz Field (RDG/KRDG), Reading, Pennsylvania.
The first officer, who was Pilot Monitoring, reported that about 2 nautical miles from the runway threshold, the airplane’s descent rate increased, which activated the ground proximity warning "Terrain, Pull Up." The PM commanded a "go-around" which was not acknowledged by the Pilot Flying who continued the approach. When the airplane was on a 1-mile final, the PM called for a "go-around" a second time, followed by third as they crossed the runway threshold about 30 to 40 knots too fast.
The aircraft landed long and the pilot applied full brakes and activated the thrust reversers, but it was not enough to stop the airplane and it subsequently entered the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), which resulted in substantial damage to the pressure vessel.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: The captain’s improper decision to continue an unstabilized approach despite several goaround calls by the pilot monitoring, which resulted in a runway excursion and substantial damage to the pressure vessel.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: ERA21LA296
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Classification:
Landing after unstabilized approach

Sources:
» 6abc.com
» readingeagle.com

METAR Weather report:
19:54 UTC / local time:
METAR KRDG 211954Z 20005KT 10SM FEW018 SCT110 24/21 A2989 RMK AO2 RAE1856


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Distance from Coldwater-Branch County Memorial Airport, MI to Reading Regional Airport/Spaatz Field, PA as the crow flies is 774 km (484 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions
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