Unfallbericht:An electrical short circuit caused an unwanted extension of the ground and flight spoilers during a training flight. Control was lost; the aircraft made several 360deg rolls and then dove into a swampy area.
|Datum:||Montag 24 Juni 1974|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Kline, SC (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), USA|
|Flug nach:||Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An unwanted extension of the ground and flight spoilers, which resulted in a loss of control at an altitude from which recovery could not be made. The ground spoilers probably deployed because of a hot electrical short in the spoiler extend circuitry. Whereas the spoilers probably deployed symetrically, the left ground spoiler actuator failed in flight and caused a loss of lateral control. The subsequent logs of pitch control was caused by the full nosedown elevator trim tab position and the high aircraft speed."
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