Descripción del Accidente ASN 30 MAR 1999 Learjet 35A N508GP - Rogers, AR
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:martes 30 marzo 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operador:Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation
Registración: N508GP
Numéro de série: 35A-424
Año de Construcción: 1981
Horas Totales de la Célula:7686
Motores: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Rogers, AR (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC (INT/KINT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, AR (ROG/KROG), Estados Unidos de América
A high rate of descent developed on final approach, and the plane touched down hard 12 feet short of the landing threshold. The left main landing gear separated after impacting the concrete foundation supporting the runway's approach lighting system.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain the proper descent rate, his failure to attain the proper touchdown point and the fightcrew's delay in taking remedial action. A factor was the downdraft. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: FTW99LA103
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC to Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, AR as the crow flies is 1236 km (772 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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