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Name 500 Citation
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Citation 1
CESSNA Citation
CESSNA 500 Citation
CESSNA 500 Citation 1

CESSNA 500 Citation

CESSNA 500 Citation


Light corporate jet. In service since 1971. Initial version of a large family of Business jets. In production between 1971 and 1985. Replaced by CESSNA 525 CitationJet in 1985.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.4 m47.244 ft
Length 13.3 m43.635 ft
Height 4.4 m14.436 ft
Powerplant 2 x 9.98 kN P&W JT15D-1 turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C500

  • C500, vicinity Biggin Hill UK, 2008 (LOC FIRE HF) (On 30 March 2008, a privately operated Cessna Citation 500 which had just taken off from Biggin Hill UK for Pau, France in day VMC reported ‘engine vibration’. Whilst positioning for a return to land, the aircraft descended and the pilots reported a major power problem just before it struck the side of a house killing all five occupants and destroying the house and adjacent property in the intense fire which followed.)