Factual Report: Diverted flight overran runway

 - February 8, 2008, 10:57 AM

Cessna 560 Citation V, Cresco, Iowa, July 19, 2006–The Citation was substantially damaged and the pilot and copilot were killed when the jet overran Runway 33 at Cresco’s Ellen Church Field Airport (CJJ), coming to rest in a corn field. The two passengers were seriously injured. The flight was en route from Oxford, Miss., to Rochester, Minn., when it diverted to CJJ. A witness saw the airplane approach from the southeast and thought that was odd, since the wind was from the south. Another witness said he thought the airplane was flying too fast to land. One witness reported that “it was sprinkling a little” and there was a dark bank of clouds to the west and northwest, with some lightning in the vicinity.