Vliegtuigongeval op 11 FEB 1981 met Lockheed L-1329 JetStar 731 N520S - Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:woensdag 11 februari 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic L29B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1329 JetStar 731
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Texasgulf Aviation
Registratie: N520S
Constructienummer: 5084
Bouwjaar: 1966
Aantal vlieguren:7413
Aantal vluchten:5308
Motoren: 4 Garrett TFE731
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), Verenigde Staten
A major electrical system failure during a runway 16 ILS approach distracted the pilot. The Jetstar descended into a heavily wooded area, 6000 feet from the approach end of the runway.
Following a recent modification of the generator control circuitry, the aircraft's electrical system had experienced several multiple generator failures.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A distraction of the pilot at a critical time as a result of a major electrical system malfunction which in combination with the adverse weather environment caused an undetected deviation of the aircraft's flightpath into the terrain."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 189 days (6 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-81-13
Download report: Final report


NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Toronto International Airport, ON en White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY bedraagt 562 km (351 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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Lockheed JetStar

  • 204 built
  • 5e ongeval
  • 4e dodelijk ongeval
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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