Breaking - KLGB Citation Has Nose Gear Prob On Landing

Hey Guys, my BF @ Boeing says KLGB runway 12-30 has been closed due to Citation having a nose gear problem on landing. Not sure if it was up or collapsed. Hear any news? All jets now departing 25R. :open_mouth:

Long Beach airport’s main runway closed
By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/17/2009 04:59:57 PM PDT

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Airport is diverting commercial flights to two alternate runways after a private Cessna plane crashed on the main runway today, authorities said.

No one was injured in the crash, which occurred at about 3:15 p.m. when the Cessna’s landing gear collapsed, said spokeswoman Sharon Diggs-Jackson.

Commercial flights are being diverted to two parallel runways while workers clear the wreckage.

Diggs-Jackson said nearby residents may notice louder noise from the two alternate runways, which are rarely used for commercial flights.

The main runway will be closed until further notice, she said.

  • Kelly Puente

Appears to be N191VE Citation 560 V
Flightaware Flight Tracker … -2200Z.mp3

This should cover it, if the time in the article is right. Enjoy.


Thanks guys! I asked Kev what the N number was, but he couldn’t see as he was waaay long on the runway. I hate it that the media calls this a crash, I bet the guy held it as long as he could before easing her down. Far from a crash!! Will listen to the ATC feed to see if I guessed right! :open_mouth:

Here is the tail number.

** Report created 8/18/2009 Record 5 **

Regis#: **191VE ** Make/Model: C560 Description: 560 Citation 5/5 Ultra (UC-35.OT-47, TR-
Date: 08/17/2009 Time: 2212

Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Minor

City: LONG BEACH State: CA Country: US


INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 4 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: SP 2214Z 18007KT 7SM CLR 23/14 2987

Activity: Business Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: LONG BEACH, CA (WP05) Entry date: 08/18/2009