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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Monday 13 August 2018
Time:ca 02:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Operator:Vancon Holdings
Registration: N526CP
MSN: 525-0099
First flight: 1995
Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-1A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Payson, UT (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, UT, United States of America
Destination airport:-
A Cessna 525 CitationJet impacted the front yard of a house in Payson, Utah, USA, about 02:30 hours at night. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and fire and the pilot was killed. The woman and a child inside the home were not hurt.
Police say the pilot intentionally flew plane into his own home hours after being booked for domestic assault charges.
The man was an active pilot and took the plane he flew for a construction company. He had a known history of depression, anxiety, and anger management issues.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The pilot's intentional flight into his residence."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: CEN18FA326
Download report: Summary report

Pilot or passenger suicide
Deliberately crashed



photo of Cessna-525-CitationJet-N526CP
accident date: 13-08-2018
type: Cessna 525 CitationJet
registration: N526CP

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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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