Friday, September 8, 2017

Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign, N378QS: Accident occurred September 03, 2017 at New Castle Airport (KILG), Wilmington, Delaware

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Registered Owner: NetJets Sales Inc
Operator: NetJets Aviation Inc

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA520
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 91 Subpart K: Fractional
Accident occurred Sunday, September 03, 2017 in Wilmington, DE
Aircraft: CESSNA 680, registration: N378QS
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 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 director of aviation safety for the operator reported that after landing, while parked at the ramp, the pilot in command exited the flight deck to open the cabin door. He added that the pilot "found the lead passenger standing in front of the main cabin door waiting to exit the aircraft." He further added that, "he [the pilot] was able to open the door from this position, but did not have room to exit the aircraft ahead of the passenger," and as the passenger started down the airplane's air stairs, her foot slipped, she landed on her knees, and caught her balance by grabbing onto the handrails.

A subsequent medical examination revealed the passenger broke her ankle.

The director of aviation safety did not report that there were any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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