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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 17 March 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic C551 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 551 Citation II/SP
Operator:Taunus Air
Registration: D-IGRC
MSN: 551-0163
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Heidelberg Airport (HDB) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Heidelberg Airport (HDB/ETIE), Germany
During landing on a wet runway, the aircraft hydroplaned and overran by approx 100 m into grass and mud.

Runway excursion

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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Heidelberg Airport as the crow flies is 70 km (44 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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