Amazing video of how NOT to land a Cessna Citation 2

Hat tip to FlightSchoolList.com for posting this amazing video of a Cessna Citation 2 attempting to make a downwind landing at what appears to be full throttle on a wet Atlantic City runway. The aircraft ended up in the water at the end of the runway (luckily no one was hurt in the incident) but watch what happens in the video at about the 3 minute markā€¦

Even more entertaining than the commentary provided by the eyewitnesses are all of the comments that have been posted on YouTube about the incident.

Certainly the video raises A LOT of questions about the judgment of the pilot and whoever hired him to fly one expensive aircraft!

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3 Responses to Amazing video of how NOT to land a Cessna Citation 2

  1. Skylimey July 20, 2011 at 14:49 #

    Just a note – thats not a Citation 2 – it’s a Citation Jet 2, or CJ2.

  2. Phil July 25, 2011 at 22:31 #

    Probable cause of the accident: "The pilot's improper decision to plan a flight to a runway of insufficient length, his improper in-flight decision to land on that inadequate runway with a tailwind, and his failure to obtain the proper touchdown point. A factor in the accident was the tailwind condition."

    Here's the NTSB report: http://tinyurl.com/js47y

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