Accident
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 24 septiembre 1978
Hora:14:47
Tipo:Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operador:Continental Oil Corp.
Registración: N91G
Numéro de série: 37
Año de Construcción: 1960
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Houston-Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Ejecutivo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ponca City Airport, OK (PNC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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Distance from Ponca City Airport, OK to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 801 km (500 miles).

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