Factual reports: Citation hydroplanes, runs off runway

 - September 14, 2006, 5:28 AM

Cessna 525 CitationJet, Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 16, 2006–Nashville Approach cleared the Interstate Warehousing CitationJet for a visual approach to Runway 18 at Murfreesboro Municipal and the ATP-rated pilot checked ATIS. Wind was 240 degrees at three knots and the runway was wet. On final he used full flaps and activated the antiskid system. He touched down on the first third of the runway, and halfway down the jet started hydroplaning. It was too late for a go-around.

The pilot said he lost directional control and the airplane skidded off the runway sideways. The left main landing gear collapsed, the left flap detached and the left wing was damaged. The pilot and the six passengers were not injured in the accident.