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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 29 June 1994
Time:13:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:Cat Aviation
Registration: HB-VIS
MSN: 550-0447
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3396
Cycles:3940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Bologna Airport (BLQ/LIPE), Italy
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Narrative:
The Cessna suffered a runway excursion on landing and collided with runway lights. The flaps and the undercarriage sustained damage.

Probable Cause:

Cause:
The accident was caused by wear of the valve of the front brake, resulting in overheating and a blockage of the right main wheel and therefore the airplane swerved right during the landing.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 275 days (9 months)
Accident number: Nr. 1581
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Bologna Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 386 km (241 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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