Citation Excel Crashes into Small Building in Farmington, CT

  • Breaking News on Plane Crash in Farmington, CT
  • The Tail Number of the Citation Excel that crashed
  • UPDATES ON THE CRASH
  • FAA says four people were on the plane that crashed into the Trumpf Inc. building

A Cessna Citation Excel with the Tail Number N560AR has crashed into a building near Robertson Field Airport (PLAINVILLE, CT) 4B8

The Aircraft took of from Robertson Airfield at 9:50 when shortly after the aircraft crashed into a building in Farmington, CT. The cause of the crash is unclear as of now.

Police said the plane crashed into a building at 111 Hyde Rd, the U.S. Head office for Trumpf Inc., an industrial machine manufacturing company. The building is about a mile from the Robertson Airport in Plainville, although it was not clear whether the plane was attempting to land at or depart from the airport. It was not immediately known whether anyone was injured in the incident. The circumstances surrounding the crash remained unclear.

Caleb Vaichaus, an employee working at a nearby business, told WTIC-TV that he heard a loud explosion Thursday morning and ran outside.

“I saw black billows of smoke,” he said. “I could see flames coming up from Trumpf Manufacturing and as I got closer, I got pieces of fuselage, metal strewn throughout Farmington Avenue. The flames were extremely hot and got bigger. I couldn’t see any movement inside.”


What Private Jet Clubs Has Obtained:

the CESSNA Citation Excel aircraft combines transcontinental range and remarkable efficiency in a beautiful midsize jet. The Excel jet’s first-class cabin offers comfortable room for up to 12 passengers. A spacious interior allows those inside to stand and move about the cabin with ease. The high-quality leather seats are extra wide with full reclining capabilities for optimal comfort.

  • Hourly Charter Rate: $3,000 – $4,000
  • MSRP: $2,475,000 – $3,025,000
  • Cruising Speed: 487 (423 knots)
  • Maximum Speed: 498 mph (0.64 mach)
  • Maximum Range: 2,100 nm (3,889 km)

The Citation Excel (N560AR) was manufactured in 2009 and has a contact listed as the manager of this aircraft as Mr. Timothy Haviland. The Excel has been flown for over 2,550 hours flying about 220,150 nautical miles. This aircraft was FAR Part 91 and had RVSM Certifications.

Click on the video below to see the crash

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