Accident Gulfstream 695A Jetprop Commander 1000 N965BC,
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Date:Saturday 13 April 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC95 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gulfstream 695A Jetprop Commander 1000
Owner/operator:Registration Pending
Registration: N965BC
MSN: 96071
Year of manufacture:1984
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near San Bernardino, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Stockton Airport, CA (SCK/KSCK)
Destination airport:Chino Airport, CA (CNO/KCNO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On April 13, 2024, about 2019 Pacific daylight time, a Gulfstream Corporation 695A, N965BC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near San Bernardino, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot had planned to fly the airplane from the Stockton Metro Airport (SCK), Stockton, California to the Chino Airport (CNO), Chino, California, after the completion of recurrent training that had been conducted in the accident airplane.

According to preliminary Automatic Dependent System Broadcast (ADS-B) data, the airplane departed SCK at 1902, turned to a southerly heading, and climbed to a cruise altitude of flight level (FL) 250. About 1928, the airplane turned to the southeast, and remained at FL 250 until about 1957, when it began a descent. During the descent, the airplane’s flight track deviated about 15° left, and the air traffic control (ATC) controller asked the pilot if he intended to remain on the established standard terminal arrival route. The pilot responded that the airplane’s autopilot had disengaged in turbulence, and he was “correcting.”

About 2013, ADS-B data showed that the airplane was at 12,000 ft mean sea level (msl), when the pilot reported to ATC, moderate rime ice accumulation. Two additional descent clearances were issued by ATC, to 8,000 ft msl and 7,400 ft msl, respectively. The pilot reported that the icing conditions continued during the descent. The airplane descended below 7,400 ft msl and ATC instructed the pilot to climb the airplane to 7,400 ft msl, stating that the minimum vectoring altitude in that location was 7,400 ft msl. ADS-B data showed that at 2017:57, the airplane leveled off at 7,200 ft msl for about 30 seconds, before it began a rapid descent. The last recorded ADS-B target was at 2018:47, at an altitude of 2,600 ft msl.

An Alert Notice (ALNOT) was issued at 2035 and a ground search was initiated. The wreckage was located on April 14, 2024, by the San Bernardino County Sherrif’s Aviation Unit in steep sloping terrain approximately 20 miles northeast of CNO, at an elevation of about 2,541 ft msl.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted mountainous terrain near the top of a 45° sloping ridgeline within a south facing ravine. Debris was dispersed along both sides of the sloping ridgeline. The first identified point of contact (FIPC) with the ground was near the top of the sloping ridgeline. The portion of the debris field along the south facing slope was about 260 ft in length from the FIPC and was oriented on a magnetic heading of 236°.

The portion of the debris field along the north facing slope was about 190 ft in length from the FIPC and was oriented on a magnetic heading of 286°. All major structural components of the airplane were observed throughout the debris field.

The wreckage has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NTSB (ATC audio until contact was lost) (photo)

History of this aircraft

Ex N69GA, (N695PR), N69GA, (N9991S)



Revision history:

14-Apr-2024 08:24 gerard57 Added
14-Apr-2024 09:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
14-Apr-2024 14:37 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2024 00:15 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
15-Apr-2024 00:18 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
15-Apr-2024 00:18 ASN Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Apr-2024 03:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
15-Apr-2024 05:46 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Apr-2024 10:46 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Apr-2024 10:52 RobertMB Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code]
15-Apr-2024 21:19 Captain Adam Updated [Nature, Narrative]
08-May-2024 18:55 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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