Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2006 Issue

November 5, 2005, Houston, Texas / Cessna Model 500 Citation

At 0958 Central time, the airplane was destroyed upon impacting terrain following a loss of control on takeoff. The Instrument-rated Commercial pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. One witness later stated the aircraft “appeared to have stalled during the ascent, banked to the right, crashing onto Runway 12L/30R.” According to the NTSB, the passenger was employed by the pilot as a maintenance technician, and had been working on the airplane. The 1972 model airplane, serial number 004, was certified for single-pilot operation. Aircraft flight records indicate January 31, 2005, as its last previous flight....

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