Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2, N525KT, registered to Van E Aviation LLC and operated by Integrated Flight Resources Inc: Accident occurred December 27, 2017 at Michigan City Municipal Airport (KMGC), LaPorte County, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Plaines, Illinois
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Michigan City, IN
Accident Number: CEN18LA062
Date & Time: 12/27/2017, 0650 CST
Registration: N525KT
Aircraft: CESSNA 525A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning

On December 27, 2017, at 0650 central standard time, a Cessna 525A, N525KT, impacted an airport fence, highway barrier, and terrain during a landing overrun on runway 20 (4,100 feet by 75 feet, asphalt/dry snow) following an RNAV runway 20 approach at Michigan City Municipal Airport-Phillips Field (MGC), Michigan City, Indiana. The airplane came to rest in a corn field about 300 yards from the departure end of the runway 20. The airplane sustained substantial damage, which included separation of the left wing near the wing root and impact damage to the vertical stabilizer. The pilot and copilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Van E Aviation LLC and operated by Integrated Flight Resources Inc under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight and was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from DuPage Airport (DPA), West Chicago, Illinois, at 0622 and was destined to MGC for a Part 135 on-demand passenger flight. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N525KT
Model/Series: 525A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: I4FA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dawn
Observation Facility, Elevation: MGC, 655 ft msl
Observation Time: 0635 CST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: -13°C / -16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1200 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1900 ft agl
Visibility:  4 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.65 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: West Chicago, IL (DPA)
Destination: Michigan City, IN (MGC) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.695278, 86.825556

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