News Plane incidents — 22 July 2017

A mid-sized business jet sustained “significant” damage Friday when it rolled off the concrete apron, crashed into a fence and rocks at Henderson Executive Airport.

Photos sent to News 3 show a twin-engine 2001 Citation X, which is capable of 700 mph, with its nose into a chain-link fence as well as its belly into rocks next to a taxiway or parking area.

The mishap occurred about 1:30 p.m., said Christine Crews of the Clark County Aviation Department.

“The report is a mechanic just completed some work on the Citation X and failed to set the brakes and the wheels weren’t chocked,” Crews told News 3.

“The plane rolled down a fairly steep embankment and hit the fence.

It has significant damage and is not going to fly.”

The plane is owned by NetJets, Crews said.

The value of a 15-year-old Citation X is several million dollars, depending on number of landings, hours and other factors. It seats 12 people.

A crane has been sent to the airport to remove the plane from its resting point.
Airport operations were not affected by the mishap.

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