Monday, December 5, 2016

Cessna 500 Citation I, Yatish Air LLC, N332SE: Accident occurred December 04, 2016 at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (KGUC), Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 2016 in Gunnison, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA Citation 500, registration: N332SE
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On December 4, 2016, about 1855 mountain standard time, a Cessna Citation 500, N332SE, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing and runway excursion at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport (GUC), Gunnison, Colorado. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was on an instrument flight plan. The flight departed the San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Jose, California, at an unknown time and Pueblo, Colorado, was the destination.

The pilot reported to air traffic control (ATC) that the airplane was low on fuel. ATC provided radar vectors to GUC and the airplane was cleared for the GPS-B RWY 24 approach. During the approach, the pilot reported that he had the runway in sight and ATC cleared the flight for a visual approach. During touchdown, the airplane's left main landing gear and nose gear collapsed and the airplane veered off the runway, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing.

At 1856, the surface weather observation at GUC was: wind 340 degrees at 4 knots; visibility 10 miles; sky condition few clouds at 7,500 ft; temperature -8 degrees C; dew point -13 degrees C; altimeter 30.08 inches of mercury.

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