(Tampa, FL) The National Transportation Safety Board’s Preliminary Report outlined known details of the accident on March 30, 2023 when the Tamarack wingtip was dislodged from the Cessna CitationJets’ left wing. The NTSB Preliminary Report released on April 5th states that, "The pilot performed an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa, Florida, without issue. Furthermore, he (the pilot) stated that there were no flight control anomalies." The full report can be found here.
The aircraft has been released to be repaired and returned to service, which will be handled by a Florida maintenance (MRO) facility. The NTSB will continue its investigation and eventually issue a Final Report. Tamarack was invited to be a party to the NTSB investigation and continues to assist in the investigative process.
Tamarack currently has more than 180 upgraded CitationJets and strong interest from the military and airline industry. Tamarack SMARTWING™ Technology incorporates advanced wing technology specifically engineered to increase aircraft performance. Comprised of a light-weight wing extension, a composite winglet, and the autonomous ATLAS® load alleviation system, SMARTWING™ technology helps to increase range, reduce fuel consumption, and maximize climb performance.
Tamarack works with new SMARTWING upgrade owners and operators and concentrates on all aspects of safe flying techniques which are also featured in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration’s, approved WINGS Pilot Proficiency course about safe operation of the Tamarack upgrade. The course can be found at Tamarackaero.com.
About Tamarack Aerospace
Tamarack Aerospace Group is an aircraft performance and sustainability-focused company revolutionizing business, defense, and commercial aftermarket winglets with its unique and patented load alleviation technology. These aftermarket modifications deliver double-digit fuel savings, payload increase, significant range increase, outstanding climb performance, ride smoothing, increased structural life, and increased safety and stability. Tamarack’s wing technologies provide a truly transformative performance, making them the most cutting-edge aftermarket modifications available. Since structural reinforcement is not required, these modifications are lightweight and quick, and easy to install. Learn more at www.tamarackaero.com and follow Tamarack Aerospace Group on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.