Accident
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 24 September 1978
Zeit:14:47
Flugzeugtyp:Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Fluggesellschaft:Continental Oil Corp.
Kennzeichen: N91G
Werknummer: 37
Baujahr: 1960
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Houston-Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Ponca City Airport, OK (PNC), USA
Flug nach:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), USA
Unfallbericht:
Low oil pressure on the right gearbox of the no. 2 engine en route to Houston forced the crew to feather the propeller, which was not fully achieved. The approach to Houston was high and fast. Half way down the 7600 feet runway full power was applied for a go-around. A blow torch flame was observed from the tail pipe and the no. 1 engine quit. A forced belly landing was carried out.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ponca City Airport, OK to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 801 km (500 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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