Descripción del Accidente ASN 15 JUL 2022 Raytheon Beechjet 400A N400MX - Brunswick-Glynco Jetport, GA (BQK)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:viernes 15 julio 2022
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Raytheon Beechjet 400A
Operador:Aircraft Management Group, Inc
Registración: N400MX
Numéro de série: RK-509
Año de Construcción: 2007
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Brunswick-Glynco Jetport, GA (BQK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Brunswick-Glynco Jetport, GA (BQK/KBQK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
The pilot reported that shortly after departure, during their initial climb, he heard a 'thump' and suspected a bird strike. The crew did not experience any control issues or anomalous behavior initially but continued to troubleshoot. As they were approaching 10,000 ft mean sea level, they noticed that the cabin altitude was also approaching 10,000 ft, so they leveled off and determined that they had a pressurization problem. After conferring with their flight operations and maintenance department, they notified air traffic control and diverted to a suitable airport and landed safely. Upon subsequent inspection it was revealed that a bird had penetrated the right side of the nose under the first officer's window. The impact ruptured the fuselage and resulted in substantial airframe damage.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: An in-flight collision with a bird.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 111 days (4 months)
Accident number: ERA22LA325
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Brunswick-Glynco Jetport, GA to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 1026 km (641 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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