One Victim Identified In Crash That Killed Four
More details have
become available in Tuesday's fatal accident involving a Cessna
Citation 560 bizjet that went down as it was apparently on approach
to land at McClellan-Palomar airport in Southern California.
The FAA Preliminary Report on the accident indicates the weather
at the time the jet went down was clear. San Diego County
Department of Public Works spokesman Bill Polick told the
Associated Press that winds were light at the airport.
Most puzzling, however, is a statement from witness Norman Boyd,
who saw the plane go down as he was driving to work.
"Its landing gear was up and it was going down really fast,"
said Boyd. "It was heading toward the runway and the approaching
speed was way beyond what it should be."
As Aero-News reported Tuesday, the Citation was coming from
Hailey, ID when it went down early Tuesday morning shortly before
the tower opened at CRQ. The plane slid off the far end of Runway
24, and crashed into scaffolding and into a commercial storage
facility about 150 yards beyond the runway.
The jet also took out a shed that housed the ILS system for
Runway 24. Per FAA NOTAM 01/009, the ILS at KCRQ is out until
The NTSB is now on
scene at the accident site.
Only one of the four victims onboard the jet has been
identified. Frank H. Jellinek, 60, was chairman emeritus of medical
instruments supplier Fisher Scientific International.
According to FAA records, the 1994 Citation was registered to
Goship Air LLC of Ketchum, ID.
** Report created 1/25/2006 Record
Make/Model: C560 Description: 560
Citation 5/5 Ultra (UC-35.OT-47, TR-
Date: 01/24/2006 Time: 1530
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: CARLSBAD State: CA Country:
ACFT ON APPROACH TO LAND, CRASHED OFF THE RUNWAY AND INTO A
FOUR PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED, CARLSBAD, CA
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 3 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: CLR VFR
Dep Date: Dep.
Flt Plan: IFR
Last Radio Cont: LOCAL CONTROL
Last Clearance: CANCELED IFR
FAA FSDO: SAN DIEGO, CA
Entry date: 01/25/2006