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Cessna 560XL Citation Excel, Jivair, SE-RHJ: Accident occurred November 29, 2015 near near Farnborough Airport (FAB)

NTSB Identification: CEN16WA057 
Accident occurred Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Farnborough, United Kingdom 
Aircraft: CESSNA 560, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 29, 2015, at 1350 UTC, a Cessna Citation 560XL, SE-RHJ, experienced an in-flight cowling departure during descent into Farnborough Airport, Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The aircraft landed without further incident and a subsequent examination revealed damage to the leading edges of the vertical stabilizer and left elevator. There were no injuries to the 2 crewmembers on board.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom. Under the provisions of Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation as a State of Design, the United States has designated an accredited representative to participate in the investigation. Any further information may be obtained from:


Farnborough House
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot, Hampshire
GU11 2HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1252 510300
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1252 376999
Mr. Philip Sleight
Telephone: +44 1252 510300

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the AAIB of the United Kingdom.

During the descent into Farnborough Airport the majority of the right engine upper cowling detached, damaging the leading edges of the vertical and horizontal stabilisers. The investigation concluded that the cowling probably detached because a number of the fasteners had not been secured during maintenance.

The aircraft had departed Göteborg City Airport, Sweden, bound for Farnborough, Hampshire. During the descent, at approximately FL200, there was a sudden bang and the aircraft started to vibrate. The crew reduced speed and disengaged the autopilot; the engine parameters were normal and the aircraft remained in trim. They were concerned that something at the rear of the aircraft was damaged but nothing untoward could be seen through the cabin windows. They configured the aircraft for landing and decided not to use
thrust reverse. The landing was uneventful.

The aircraft was recovered to a local maintenance organisation where the majority of the right engine upper cowling was observed to be missing. Damage on the leading edges of the vertical and horizontal stabilisers was consistent with them being struck by debris. 

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