Date & Time: Jan 1, 2005 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 551 Citation II
Registration:
N35403
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Reading-Ainsworth
MSN:
551-0029
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Captain / Total hours on type:
475
Aircraft flight hours:
5870
Circumstances:

The aircraft was carrying 5 passengers and a pilot from Reading (Pennsylvania) to Ainsworth, Nebraska. While descending to 4,000 feet, the airplane encountered ice and descended out of IMC between 300 and 400 feet. On final approach, the aircraft touch the ground near runway 17 threshold, bounced and eventually came to rest 700 feet further on a parallel access road. Only two passengers reported minor injuries. The aircraft was written off. It seems that the windshield was obscured by ice during descent, reducing pilot's visibility.