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|Name||550 Citation 2|
CESSNA 550 Citation 2
Image source: IANS
Small to mid-size corporate jet. In service since 1978 (S2 since 1984, Bravo since 1997). Stretched Citation development, with more powerful engines, larger fuel tankage and increased wing span. Single pilot version CESSNA 551 Citation 2Sp. Replaced by CESSNA S550 Citation S2 in 1984. Returned to production in late 1985.
New version: CESSNA 552 Citation Bravo, with more powerful engines and modern avionics. Bravo: MTOW: 6,712 kg14,797.427 lbs
|Aircraft name||550 Citation 2|
|ICAO code/WTC||C550 / L|
|Type code/APC||L2J / B|
|Wing span||15.9 m52.165 ft|
|Length||14.4 m47.244 ft|
|Height||4.6 m15.092 ft|
|Powerplant||Citation 2: 2 x 11.12 kN P&W JT15D-4B turbofans.
Bravo: 2 x 12,23 kN P&W PW 530A turbofans.
|Engine model||Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C550
- C550, Southampton UK, 1993 (RE HF WX FIRE) (On 26 May 1993, a Cessna Citation II being operated by a UK Air Taxi Company on a positioning flight from Oxford to Southampton to collect passengers with just the flight crew on board overran the ‘very wet’ landing runway at the destination in normal daylight visibility and ended up on an adjacent motorway where it collided with traffic, caught fire and was destroyed. The aircraft occupants and three people in cars received minor injuries.)
- C550, vicinity Cagliari Sardinia Italy, 2004 (CFIT HF) (On 24 February 2004, a Cessna 550 inbound to Cagliari at night requested and was approved for a visual approach without crew awareness of the surrounding terrain. It was subsequently destroyed by terrain impact and a resultant fire during descent and all occupants were killed. The Investigation concluded that the accident was the consequence of the way the crew conducted the flight in the absence of adequate visual references and with the possibility of a ‘black hole’ effect. It was also noted that the aircraft was not fitted, nor required to be fitted, with TAWS.)