Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cessna 550 Citation II, Boulder Capital Inc, N551BC: Accident occurred March 24, 2017 near Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah 

Boulder Capital Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N551BC

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA207
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 24, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 550, registration: N551BC
Injuries: 7 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, during approach, a goose struck the airplane’s left horizontal stabilizer. The pilot continued the approach and landed without further incident. 

A postaccident examination revealed that the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
An in-flight collision with a goose during approach.

The pilot reported that during approach a goose struck the airplane's left horizontal stabilizer. The airplane continued the approach and landed without further incident. 

A post-accident examination revealed the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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