Sunday, February 02, 2020

Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2, C-GOJG: Accident occurred December 18, 2019 near Western Nebraska Regional Airport (KBFF), Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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


https://www.regosearch.com/C-GOJG 

Location: Scotts Bluff, NE
Accident Number: CEN20LA041
Date & Time: 12/18/2019, 0900 MST
Registration: C-GOJG
Aircraft: CESSNA 525A
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Executive/Corporate 

On December 18, 2019, about 0900 mountain standard time, a Cessna 525A, C-GOJG, experienced a separation of the right engine lower cowling during cruise at flight level 250 near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The cowling struck the upper engine cowling and damaged the outer third of the right horizontal stabilizer resulting in substantial damage. The airline transport pilot and four passengers were uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by CGHGR Holdings Ltd as a non-U.S., non-commercial, flight that was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Casper/Natrona County International Airport, Casper, Wyoming, about 0830, and was destined to Western Nebraska Regional Airport/William B. Heilig Field, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where it landed without further incident.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that three consecutive fasteners located at the forward inboard corner of the right engine cowling were missing. The receptacles associated with these fasteners did not display tearing/fractures. The remaining fasteners were in place and retained cowling material beneath the fastener heads.

The cowling and missing fasteners have not been recovered.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: C-GOJG
Model/Series: 525A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: C-GHGR
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: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Casper, WY (CPR)
Destination: Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
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