The NTSB now says the aircraft was hot and high on its approach,
touching down 1500 feet beyond the threshold of the 4600-foot
runway. At one point, investigators say, the thrust reversers were
deployed -- but retracted.
The aircraft then lifted off the runway -- but its gear and left
wing impacted the localizer shack at the end of the runway. It
careened down a steep hill at the end of the runway... sliding into
a storage building below and bursting into flames.
One NTSB investigator told the San Diego Tribune that the
aircraft was clocked at 261 miles per hour on final. Normal landing
speed for the Citation is between 120 and 132 mph.