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Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 25 July 1967
Time:15:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:Mellon Bank
Registration: N205M
MSN: 62
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Harrisburg-York State Airport, PA (HAR/KCXY), United States of America
Narrative:
While approaching Harrisburg-York State Airport, the airplane encountered rain showers. After touchdown at 105 knots with a 9 knots quartering tailwind the Gulfstream hydroplaned. To avoid overrunning the runway, the pilot ground-looped. The aircraft sustained irreparable damage after sliding off the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
miscellaneous acts, conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
FACTORS:
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
miscellaneous acts, conditions - downwind
weather - thunderstorm activity
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB File 2-0388


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