On January 18, 1999, at 2010 hours Greenwich mean time, a Cessna Citation 550, HB-VIT, experienced a runaway autopilot while on climb out from Paris, France. The aircraft sustained minor damage; however, the captain, second officer, and two passengers were not injured. The aircraft was being operated as a business flight by TAG Aviation under French and Swiss aviation regulations when the accident occurred. The flight originated from the Aeroport du Bourget, Paris, France, on the evening of the incident. Meteorological conditions at the incident location are unknown and an instrument flight plan was filed.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of France. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Inspection Generale De L'Aviation Civile Et De La Meteorologie Bureau Enquetes-Accidents Batiment 153 Aeroport du Bourget 93352 Le Bourget Cedex France

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the French Government.

An accredited representative of the Safety Board traveled to Wichita, Kansas, to observe scheduled component testing on June 28, 1999.

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