Citation 560 Nose gear collapse while landing at SBN . . .


Confirmed as N623KC Citation C560 V - UltraFlightAware Flight Tracker.

South Bend Municipal Airport - No injuries reported when a Citations nose gear collapsed while touching down today (June 26 2008).

According to John Schalliol, Airport Director, the Citation flew to South Bend from a small airport in Wisconsin with six passengers and two crew.

During the landing, the pilot, whose name was not released, put down the landing gear and received the green lights on the plane’s instrument panel that indicate the gear was down and locked.

However, upon touching down, the nose gear began to collapse. The pilot kept the nose up for as long as possible, and then settled on the nose and slid to a safe stop.

Schalliol said the plane was only slightly damaged, and all eight persons on board were unscathed. The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a standard investigation of the incident.

FAA Preliminary Report


Aww, hopefully I can convince the owner that the plane is now cursed and It would be a bargain to sell it for $20 bucks. :smiling_imp: :laughing: 8) :smiley: :slight_smile: :wink: :stuck_out_tongue: