CJ2 N525KT written off in landing accident


A 2002-build Cessna Citation CJ2 was written off on 27 December 2017, during a landing accident at Michigan City Airport, IN.

According to reports, CJ2 MSN 525A-0058/N525KT exited the runway on landing and crashed through the airport perimeter fence, ripping off its left-side wing. The aircraft continued, crossing a highway, before finally coming to rest in a field.

There was one pilot and one passenger on board at the time of the incident. Both were taken to hospital as a precaution, but later released.

Flight tracking website FlightAware.com shows that the aircraft had departed from Chicago DuPage Airport at 06:22 local time. It then flew the 97mn between DuPage and Michigan City, with the accident occurring during the landing phase at 06:44.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Michigan State Police said: “At Approximately 6:50am, a CJ2 small business jet was attempting a landing at the Michigan City Airport. As the aircraft was landing, the pilot made a decision to abort the landing and tried to take off again, however there was not enough room. The aircraft then skidded through a fence, guardrail and across highway 20 approximately 300 feet into a farm field. There was reported little to no injuries however the aircraft suffered extreme damages losing a wing and landing gear.”

FAA records show that the aircraft is registered to Van E Aviation LLC, on behalf of Land O Frost Inc, a family-owned business based in Chicago.

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