Aircraft Accident Report: Loss of Control and Crash, Marlin Air Cessna Citation 550, N550BP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 4, 2007

This report describes the circumstances of an accident involving a Cessna Citation 550, which impacted Lake Michigan shortly after departure. The safety issues discussed include pilot actions and coordination, the need for image recording equipment on airplanes not equipped with flight data recorders, autopilot panel design, control yoke wiring installations, identification of circuit breakers for use in emergencies, aural and visual alerts to pitch trim-in-motion, aileron trim power and sensitivity, human factors in airplane design, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) appointment of check airmen, the scope of Regional Aviation Safety Inspection Program inspections, avenues for expressing safety concerns to Federal authorities, and the safety ramifications of operators’ financial health. Safety recommendations to the FAA and the American Hospital Association are included.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 116p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01145044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-09/06, Notation 8152
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2009 1:12PM