Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Cessna 550 Citation II, N409ST: Accident occurred September 27, 2022 at Waco-McGregor Executive Airport (KPWG), Texas

WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.   All Sales Are FINAL. 

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:  1987 Cessna 550 N409ST, s/n: 550-0559, HOBBS:  9094.4 hrs as of 09/21/2022
See attached Cescom 10

ENGINES: LH - P&W JT15D-4, S/N PCE-71448.  TSN 9089.4.  TSMOH 2370 - as of 09/21/2022

RH - P&W JT15D-4, S/N PCE-71444. TSN 9095.2.  TSMOH 2370  -  as of 09/21/2022         

EQUIPMENT: See attached Installed Component Report

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 09/27/2022 while on landing rollout, the aircraft experienced a gear collapse and slid off the right side of the runway where it came to a full stop on its belly.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: The aircraft sustained visible damage to various areas of the lower fuselage skin, landing gear doors, flaps, ailerons, wing-to-body fairings, engine cowlings and pylons.  Due to the unusual side loads incurred during the runway excursion, the wing root would need to be detail-inspected using non-destructive testing procedures.

Both engine pylons appear to be buckled.

Both engines seem to be in good condition as seen from the ground, but since both engines were powered at the time of the event, the engines will have to be removed and sent to an engine repair facility in search for foreign object ingestion in the form of dirt, debris or small rocks that laid adjacent to the runway.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   1st JetPro of Texas, McGregor, Texas

REMARKS:  Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 

Salvage is as is/where is. 

The posting information is the best to our knowledge. 

Logbooks may not be complete.

While the loss occurred on 09/27/2022, all of the times mentioned in the above are as of 09/21/2022.

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This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Lemishko, Alexander

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

ABS Equipment Leasing

Location: McGregor, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA434
Date and Time: September 27, 2022, 14:30 Local
Registration: N409ST
Aircraft: Cessna 550
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N409ST
Model/Series: 550
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.4441,-97.4092 (est)

Aircraft veered off runway during landing. 

Date: 27-SEP-22
Time: 20:14:00Z
Regis#: N409ST
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 550
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WACO
State: TEXAS


  1. Never call a wrecker to move an airplane. The damage they can cause often exceeds the damage from the accident. Cessna has published emergency rigging procedures. A reputable Aircraft Recovery Service would never lift a Citation this way.

  2. Never call a wrecker to move an airplane. The damage they can cause often exceeds the damage from the accident. Cessna has published emergency rigging procedures. A reputable Aircraft Recovery Service would never lift a Citation this way.

    1. What are you talking about? This was a crane used and they correctly placed the lifting straps immediately forward and aft of the wings to minimize body flex. And that's a serious crane boom, not some wire hook from Billybob's Towing & BBQ service station.

      Further, one of the paperwork housekeeping things the NTSB assesses on a crash site is if the owner is insured. That way they know they can call an FAA certified hull remover and the insurance company will reimburse the company for the removal.

    2. Per example document linked below:
      5-11. The recovery methods for Cessna Citation aircraft are—
      Bellyband suspension — Approved.
      Hard point attachment sling — Approved.

      Note 17 acknowledges potential for damage:
      "Fuselage damage may occur if the belly band method is used."

      The alternate lift from hard points would be the better choice if the engine pylons weren't already found to be bent and maximum viability for return to service without any fuselage damage was the goal.

  3. Lol! Try using approved data next time. Ever heard of a spreader bar? Very unlikely that those pylons were damaged to a point that would make them unsuitable for rigging, but you’d have to pull the cowlings to make that determination. The belly sling should have been placed under the bulkhead just forward of the cabin door to avoid damage to the belly cowl. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, good looking rotator you have there, just not the right equipment for that job.

  4. There are stringent load bearing placement parameters which are delineated in the recovery schematics, aircraft, which it is imperative to follow.