Date & Time: Jul 17, 2019 at 1920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:
Avia Jet
Registration:
N320JT
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pasco - Las Vegas
MSN:
550-0271
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Pasco-Tri-Cities Airport, Washington, on a flight to Las Vegas-Henderson Executive Airport. For unknown reasons, he decided to fly to Mesquite Municipal Airport located in the northeast part of Nevada state. After touchdown on runway 01/19, the airplane veered off runway to the left, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames. The pilot escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. The pilot was later arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk.