Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cessna 560 Citation V, N318RW: Accident occurred June 27, 2019 in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N318RW

Location: Janesville, WI
Accident Number: CEN19LA188
Date & Time: 06/27/2019, 1500 CDT
Registration: N318RW
Aircraft: Cessna 560
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On June 27, 2019, about 1500 central daylight time, A Cessna 560 business jet, N318RW, registered to Mueller Aero Inc., or Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, encountered clear air turbulence in the vicinity of Janesville, Wisconsin. The airplane was not damaged. The airline transport pilot and 2 passengers were not injured and 1 passenger sustained serious injuries. The cross-country business flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated at 0554 pacific daylight time from Las Vegas, Nevada, and its destination was Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

The pilot had anticipated some turbulence along the route of flight, briefed his 3 passengers, and had the seat belt sign turned on. At flight level (FL) 240, due to turbulence, the pilot requested a deviation from air traffic control (ATC) on the south side of squall line. Utilizing on-board weather radar, the pilot determined that he needed a greater deviation to the south and made several urgent requests for a clearance to deviate. ATC was not able to approve the deviation. ATC instructed the pilot to descend to from FL 240 to FL 200. During the descent, the airplane encountered the first of four 15-20 second severe turbulence events, with a 5-10 second interval between events. During the events, the pilot made several urgent requests for a deviation, but ATC was not able to approve the request.

As far as the pilot was aware, all of the passengers were in their seats with seat restraints on. One of the passengers was an elderly man, and one was a caregiver for the man. The caregiver reported that she had gotten out of her seat to assist the elderly man to adjust his restraints more firmly. During the time she had gotten up to assist, she was thrown about the cabin during the turbulence. The pilot landed the airplane as soon as possible in Madison, Wisconsin, and the caregiver was treated at a local hospital for multiple bone fractures to her right leg.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N318RW
Model/Series: 560 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Mueller Aero Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Destination: Prairie du Sac, WI (91C)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 42.644167, -88.960556 (est)

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