Accidents: Preliminary Reports - CITATION SLIDES INTO SOUND ON LANDING

 - December 1, 2010, 8:07 AM

Cessna Citation 550, Manteo, N.C., Oct. 1, 2010–After landing at Dare County Regional Airport at the end of a Part 91 flight from Tampa, Fla., the Citation II was substantially damaged when it ­skidded off the end of Runway 23 and came to rest in Croatan Sound. According to witnesses, the twinjet made a steep approach on ­landing and touched down with 2,100 feet of runway remaining. As the thrust reversers deployed, the aircraft was seen to be sliding “a bit sideways” as it exited the runway and entered the water. As rescuers arrived at the accident site, the pilot, copilot and five passengers, all of whom suffered only minor injuries, had already reached shore.