Date & Time: Jun 4, 2007 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:
Registration:
N550BP
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Milwaukee - Detroit
MSN:
550-0246
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
14000
Aircraft flight hours:
4402
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making an ambulance flight from Milwaukee-General Billy Mitchell airport to Detroit-Willow Run airport, Michigan. Five minutes after take off, the crew issued a distress call and the plane dropped off radar screens just after the pilot requested to return to airport. The twin engine aircraft crashed in the Michigan Lake, 10 km northeast of airport. All six occupants, one surgeon, three cardiologist and both pilots, were killed.