Final Report: Citation touched down late

Aviation International News » October 2006
October 10, 2006, 7:27 AM

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, Leakey, Texas, May 2, 2002–The NTSB blamed the accident on “the pilot’s failure to land the aircraft at the proper touchdown point…
to allow adequate stopping distance.”

Touching down about 2,100 feet down the 3,975-foot Runway 15 at Real County Airport (49R), the NetJets Ultra ran off the end of the runway and was destroyed by fire. There were no injuries. The 5,600-hour ATP-rated pilot, who was landing at 49R for the first time, said that approach speed and descent rate were “normal,” but descending at idle power, he noticed that the speed was 16 knots above reference.
He continued the landing because the “aircraft was so close to the runway.” On the last third of the runway, the Ultra turned right without pilot input and collided with trees off the departure end.

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