Date & Time: Nov 5, 2005 at 0958 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 500 Citation
Registration:
N505K
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Houston-Corpus Christi
MSN:
500-0004
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4100
Aircraft flight hours:
6230
Aircraft flight cycles:
6195
Circumstances:

The Citation was ready for takeoff runway 22 when ATC instructed the crew to expedite the takeoff run due to an emergency on a Southwest Airlines' Boeing 737 flight WN422. Shortly after takeoff, while flying at low altitude, the Citation stalled, crashed on the runway and burst into flames. Both occupants were killed. The Southwest 737 was eventually diverted to Houston-George W. Bush airport were it landed safely. The emergency on the 737 was due to a high fuel temperature indication.