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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Saturday 13 August 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Strong Tower Services LLC
Registration: N70SW
MSN: 500-0236
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:9798
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), United States of America
The pilot of a parked Cessna 500 Citation I, N70SW, reported that he and his co-pilot had just re-entered the airplane and were having a conversation when he felt the airplane shake and heard a loud noise. He saw an aircraft with its propeller hitting the right wing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The other airplane, Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II N8066U, had just started the engines before taxi for takeoff. The pilot was looking at his navigation communications and did not notice the airplane rolling forward. The airplane rolled forward and collided with the Cessna in front of it. The pilot further reported that he was unaware of the airplane's forward movement and that the thought that
the hand brake was fully engaged. The Seneca II sustained minor damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The other pilot's failure to ensure that the brake was fully engaged and his subsequent failure to notice that his airplane was rolling forward, which resulted in it hitting another airplane."

Damaged on the ground




This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL as the crow flies is 298 km (186 miles).

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