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Date:Wednesday 1 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1124A Westwind II
Operator:PGA Tour Investments
Registration: N445BL
MSN: 382
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oxford-Waterbury Airport, CT (OXC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:St. Augustine Airport, FL (UST/KSGJ), United States of America
Destination airport:Oxford-Waterbury Airport, CT (OXC/KOXC), United States of America
The aircraft completed an instrument approach and landed hard on runway 36 first with the left gear then the right gear. The tires burst and the lower fuselage came into contact with the runway surface. After the nose gear touched down, the right main landing gear collapsed and the pilot lost control of the aircraft. It veered to the left and departed the runway. Initial touch down occurred about 12 feet from the threshold, ten feet left of centerline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to maintain the proper landing descent rate and the resultant right main landing gear assembly collapse."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: NYC91LA124
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap



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Distance from St. Augustine Airport, FL to Oxford-Waterbury Airport, CT as the crow flies is 1469 km (918 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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